Redbreast Lustau Edition 70cl 46°
Single Pot Still from the Redbreast range, this Lustau Edition whiskey is a unique result of the partership between Lustau Bodegas and Redbreast distillery.
At first it has matured nine to twelve years in old Bourbon and Sherry Oloroso casks, Redbreast Lustau Edition has then matured in spanish oak barrels that have contained Lustau Oloroso. This stage brings a unique taste to this whiskey, influenced at first by Sherry barrels with red fruit notes and keeping its fruity character.
Redbreast Lustau Edition Sherry Finish is the collaboration of Billy Leighton Master Blender at Irish Distillers and the deceaded Manuel Lozano, winemaker that gave Lustau its international reputation.
Billy Leighton said that “for many years, we have worked closely with the team at Bodegas Lustau to procure the very finest Oloroso sherry casks used to mature whiskeys in the iconic Redbreast range. I am honoured to be able to finally reveal Redbreast Lustau Edition to the world as it represents the mutual bond, based on our commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, which we have built over time at Bodegas Lustau... The result is an exceptional new Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey that champions the iconic sherry influence of the Redbreast range.”
|Type||Single Pot Still|
|Maturation||Bourbon & Sherry|
Redbreast is an exceptional Single Pot Still whiskey produced by the Midleton distillery.
Recognised as one of the best Irish Whiskeys in the world for its perfect balance and complexity similar to great Scotch whiskies, Redbreast is often called the "Irish nectar".
In 1966, John Jameson & Son decided to mingle with whiskey production companies John Power & Son and Cork Distillers Company and established the Irish Distillers Ltd., a sub-company today part of the Pernod-Ricard group. The complete whiskey production is today located in a new building in Midleton distillery, Cork.
Midleton is one of the most modern distilleries in the world. Its production capacity reaches near to 19 million litres a year. 13 stills are operating and make all types of Irish whiskeys combined (Irish pot still, single malt, single grain…).
The old distillery building, much more impressive, has been kept and turned into a museum. Named “The Jameson Heritage Center”, we may admire an amazing water wheel from 1852, a stationary steam machine used to power the distillery and the biggest still the world. It is in one of these old Georgian architecture stone buildings with red shutters that Barry Crockett, the current Midleton distillery Director, was born.