Whisky Advocate’s 23rd Annual Irish Whiskey of the Year Award
Red Breast 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.—Jonny McCormick
The newest addition to the Redbreast family, Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition offers fans a new way to experience our signature sherry taste, thanks to an old friendship. Born of a unique collaboration between the Bodegas Lustau and the Midleton Distillery, Redbreast Sherry Finish 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 finestloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez. We are confident Redbreast fans will enjoy this new angle on Redbreast's beloved sherry character. Distillery Notes
Red Breast Lustau Edition Irish Whiskey
- Brand: Red Breast
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 8
- SKU #: 4793