Aged: 28 years
Product of: Ireland (Eire)
The third in Redbreast's Dream Cask limited-edition series was released 16th May 2020 and is the first Redbreast expression to be fully finished in a single port cask.
This is a vatting of 4 casks (see below), each aged for a minimum of 28 years and then married in a ruby port pipe for a final undisclosed maturation period.
• Cask 1 - a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1989, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and re-casked into a ruby port cask in 1995.
• Cask 2 - a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1991, matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel.
• Cask 3 - a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1991, matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel.
• Cask 4 - a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1991, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and re-casked into a sherry butt in 2011.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 19/05/2020
Clear, mahogany amber.
Cigar box, vanilla, raisin, sultana, cinnamon and nutmeg with almond butter and red pepper. Water releases linseed oil rubbed leather.
Rich raisin and sultana fruit are balanced by dry oak tannins with assertive cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper spice. Pleasing dark chocolate and plum notes are amplified with water.
Long. Raisin and sultana with spicy dry oak.
Finishing in a ruby port cask has imparted a sweet fruitiness that balances the dry oak tannins from 28 plus years of ageing. This is a huge whiskey with deep raisin and sultana notes enlivened with Christmassy spice. Available for a whopping €490 for a mere 50cl exclusively via Redbreast's own private member's club.
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