Back in September of 2016, Redbreast introduced the newest expression to be added to its ‘Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey’ series. Redbreast Lustau Edition – a special expression born from the long-standing partnership between Lustau Bodegas and Irish Distillers, the world’s leading Irish Whiskey producer.

Redbreast Lustau Edition is the result of several years’ work by Billy Leighton, Master Blender at Irish Distillers, and the recently deceased Manuel Lozano, the winemaker who earned Lustau its international prestige in the last two decades.

Regarding the launch of this edition, Billy Leighton commented;

“With Redbreast Lustau Edition we seized the opportunity to celebrate the iconic sherry influence on the Redbreast range, and to do this we turned to our old friends at Bodegas Lustau to source the finest Oloroso sherry casks in the world. 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 with Bodegas Lustau. Language is no barrier to this marriage of Spanish and Irish craft, and the result is an exceptional new Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey that champions the iconic sherry influence of the Redbreast range, and I hope that whiskey drinkers the world over enjoy it.”

Redbreast Lustau Edition is made from spirits matured in Ex Bourbon and Ex Sherry (Oloroso) Casks for 10 to 13 years. Following that, for an additional one year, they were finished in Lustau Casks which were seasoned with young Oloroso sherry for two years before being shipped to Ireland.

Redbreast Lustau Edition is a NAS (Non Age Statement) product bottled at 46% and without chill filtration. It is available from Whisky Exchange with a price tag of £45.85.

Redbreast Lustau Edition

Redbreast Lustau Edition Whiskey Tasting Notes

Color: Light Amber with golden sparkles… 

Nose: Strong orange presence among some dark fruits like sultanas and figs… Toasted nuttiness and strong malt notes thanks to Spanish Oak… Ticklish spicy aroma on the background…

Palate: This is where the real Sherry influence shines… sweet fruity flavors of raisins, sultanas and figs balanced with malty and nutty flavors from the oak… Cinnamon like spices popping all around keeping things playful…

Finish: Long creamy texture in the mouth… sweetness transforming into nuttiness ending with spiciness… Complex and Satisfying all around…

Redbreast has always been famous for their high quality spirits but in this case, Redbreast Lustau Edition takes it to a whole new level. It showcases the best of both worlds, Irish Whiskey and Spanish Sherry. Another great news about this expression is that it will be permanent item in Redbreast range. Hopefully we will be able to have access to this fantastic dram in the years to come…

 Slàinte Mhath…

Redbreast Lustau Edition Whiskey Review
Overall Score93%
93%Overall Score

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