Redbreast Dream Cask Ruby Port Single Pot Still Irish Whisky

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Type of wood used for additional maturation 'finishing': Euro Oak Port Seasoned

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Produced by: Midleton Distillery
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
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alc./vol: 51.5%

Proof: 103°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 28 years

Product of: Product of Ireland (Eire) Ireland (Eire)

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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

Appearance:

Clear, mahogany amber.

Aroma:

Cigar box, vanilla, raisin, sultana, cinnamon and nutmeg with almond butter and red pepper. Water releases linseed oil rubbed leather.

Taste:

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.

Aftertaste:

Long. Raisin and sultana with spicy dry oak.

Overall:

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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