• Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition 750ml

    Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition 750ml

    Whiskey of the Year 2017

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    Whiskey Advocate Awards 2017:
    Designated Irish Whiskey of the Year. “Aaah, the luxury of choice. Irish whiskey drinkers are blessed that shelves are brimming with a much wider selection than just a decade ago.

    The first thing you need to know about this whiskey is that it doesn’t carry an age statement; however, Irish Distillers has been perfectly transparent in explaining that the liquid is between 9 and 12 years old. It was matured in American and European oak, then finished for up to a year in an oloroso sherry cask made at A. Páez Tonelería in Jerez for the sherry house of Lustau.

    Redbreast last won this award three years ago, and a sherry finish to an existing sherry-influenced whiskey may not sound revolutionary to everyone, but it’s the exceptional flavor profile created by master blender Billy Leighton that has won the day. There’s something special about the oloroso influence on the single pot still style that works beautifully here. The sherry sculpts the whiskey, giving it definition and producing a clean, refined elegance. The nose is intensely fragrant, bursting with fat dates and squidgy prunes, red apple and Battenburg cake. It’s fruity, yet delectably bone dry with oak, walnut and spices. In the mouth, there are red berry fruits, apples, and marzipan, and the whiskey delivers a creamy yet oily consistency with a clean, sweet oloroso finish.”

    : “Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition was born of a unique collaboration between the Bodegas Lustau and the Midleton Distillery thanks to an old friendship. Redbreast Lustau Edition is initially matured in traditional bourbon and sherry casks for a period of 9-12 years. It is then finished for 1 additional year in first fill hand selected sherry butts that have been seasoned with the finest Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain.

    Nose: Rich infusion of dark fruits, prunes, dates & figs with liquorice, marzipan, toasted oak and Redbreast spices. Taste: Creamy Pot Still with Redbreast spices balanced with richness of sherry finish and contribution of fresh Spanish oak. Finish: Endless. Sweetness and Pot Still spices endure while Oloroso Sherry and Spanish Oak have the last word.”

    Bottle 750ml, cork
    Varietal Irish Whiskey
    Aging 9-12 years, finished in Oloroso sherry cask
    Alcohol 46.0%