Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition: A Journey Through the Douro Valley
Redbreast Irish Whiskey, a renowned brand produced by Irish Distillers at the Midleton Distillery in Cork, Ireland, has recently unveiled the highly anticipated limited-edition Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition. This innovative release, part of the brand’s award-winning Iberian Series, showcases the expertise of Master Blender Billy Leighton and Blender Dave McCabe. The whiskey is a single pot still Irish whiskey that has been finished in tawny port casks from the breathtaking Douro Valley in Portugal.
The creation of Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition began 12 years ago when Leighton embarked on a trip to the Douro Valley to visit the cooperages and winemakers that partner with Midleton Distillery. Overlooking the valley alongside renowned winemaker Joaquim Anacleto and Gesprove Winemaker José Pinheiro, they discussed the various wines and spirits that had influenced their whiskeys. Inspired by the intricate flavor profile of Tawny Port, they decided to turn their daydream into reality.
The result of their curiosity and imagination is a rich and well-balanced whiskey. The earlier influence of the tawny port casks offers notes of praline, buttery baked goods, and dried cherries. A warming sweetness of toasted caramel and vanilla carries through from the bourbon casks, while the sherry casks contribute an added depth of dried fruits. The final maturation period in newly procured tawny port casks further enhances the nutty character and provides a sweet finish for a truly indulgent whiskey.
Blender Dave McCabe emphasizes that Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition stays true to the brand’s DNA while introducing an exciting twist from another part of the Iberian Peninsula. Each expression in the Iberian Series represents a new discovery from this rich region, which has greatly influenced the Redbreast style throughout its history.
Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition is the third release in the brand’s celebrated Iberian Series. This collection draws inspiration from Redbreast’s longstanding connection to the cooperages and winemakers of the Iberian Peninsula, combining the region’s rich heritage and craftsmanship with the excellence of Midleton Distillery’s single pot still whiskeys. Previous releases include the 2021 Redbreast Pedro Ximénez Edition and the permanent expression Redbreast Lustau Edition.
With an ABV of 46%, Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition is now available in the USA at a suggested retail price of $99.99. This limited-edition whiskey promises an unforgettable tasting experience. Its aroma boasts sweet and warming confectionery notes, accompanied by hints of praline, dried cherry, and scented floral honey. On the palate, it offers a rich and nutty flavor, with notes of chocolate-coated hazelnut and salted caramel, complemented by fresh plums and dried fig. The finish is long-lasting, with lingering pot still spices and fruits giving way to the influence of seasoned oak.
Irish Distillers, the producer of Redbreast and other renowned Irish whiskeys, is a leading supplier of spirits and wines in Ireland. Its brands, led by Jameson, have been instrumental in driving the global success of Irish whiskey. With Jameson as the fastest-growing Irish whiskey worldwide, Irish Distillers exports its products to over 130 markets across the globe.
Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating exceptional Irish whiskey. It offers whiskey enthusiasts a taste of the Douro Valley’s beauty and flavors, combined with the expertise of Midleton Distillery and the unmatched quality of Redbreast. Whether you’re a seasoned whiskey connoisseur or an adventurous palate looking for something new, this limited-edition release is sure to delight and impress. Experience the magic of Redbreast Tawny Port Cask Edition and indulge in a whiskey like no other.
**Redbreast Irish Whiskey: A Legacy of Excellence Continues**
In the world of Irish whiskey, few brands can match the prestige and acclaim of Redbreast. Known for its rich flavor profile and exceptional craftsmanship, Redbreast has consistently captured the hearts of whiskey enthusiasts around the globe. Today, we are excited to announce the release of our newest addition to the Redbreast family – Redbreast Tawny Port Edition.
But before we delve into the details of this exquisite release, let’s take a moment to explore the legendary history of Redbreast Irish Whiskey. It all began when three iconic distilleries – John Power & Son, John Jameson & Son, and Cork Distilleries Company – merged to form Irish Distillers. This merger marked a turning point for the brand, as it gained access to unprecedented levels of investment and a global distribution network.
Fast forward to 1988 when Irish Distillers joined forces with Pernod Ricard, one of the world’s largest spirits and wine companies. This partnership opened new doors for Redbreast, allowing it to reach even greater heights. Today, Pernod Ricard employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide and is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI), making it a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
At Redbreast, we are committed to not only preserving our legacy but also pushing the boundaries of innovation. That’s why we are thrilled to announce a multi-million euro investment in a carbon-neutral roadmap for Midleton Distillery. This investment reflects our dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices.
But that’s not all. We have even more exciting news to share – plans to invest in a new distillery on a site adjacent to our existing operations in Midleton. This expansion will not only increase our production capacity, but it will also allow us to continue crafting exceptional whiskies for years to come.
Now, let’s get back to the star of the show – Redbreast Tawny Port Edition. This latest release is a testament to our commitment to excellence. By combining the smoothness of Redbreast Irish Whiskey with the fruity richness of tawny port, we have created a truly unique and captivating whiskey. Each sip reveals a symphony of flavors, from notes of dried fruits and spices to a luscious sweetness that lingers on the palate.
As “creators of conviviality,” we strive to bring people together through exceptional spirits. However, we also believe in the importance of responsible consumption. That’s why we actively promote responsible drinking through our programs and initiatives.
To learn more about Redbreast Irish Whiskey and our other exceptional brands, visit our website at www.redbreastwhiskey.com. Join us on this journey as we continue to craft world-renowned whiskies and create moments of conviviality that will be cherished for years to come.
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