Redbreast to release Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition

20th May, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit has unveiled Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition, a limited edition 20-year-old single pot still Irish whiskey.

Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition is limited to 924 bottles

Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition is limited to 924 bottles

Released to mark World Whisky Day on 18 May, the new single cask offering follows the release of 32-year-old Redbreast Dream Cask last May, which sold out in six hours.

Created by master blender Billy Leighton in collaboration with blender Dave McCabe, Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition includes four whiskey components aged for between 20 and 33 years.

The components have been vatted together and married in the Pedro Ximénez butt to offer a “unique interpretation” of Redbreast’s signature Sherry style. The components include: an Irish whiskey distilled in 1998, matured in an ex-Bourbon barrel and re-casked into a Pedro Ximénez Sherry butt in 2012; an Irish whiskey distilled in 1995, matured in an ex-Bourbon cask and re-casked into an oloroso Sherry butt in 2012; an Irish whiskey distilled in 1985 and matured in a second-fill ex-Bourbon barrel; and an Irish whiskey distilled in 1997 and matured in a second-fill ex-Bourbon barrel.

“Rather than try to seek out another extraordinary cask from the Midleton inventory like the inaugural Redbreast Dream Cask, we set out to create a new Redbreast Irish whiskey like you have never tasted before,” said Leighton.

“The coming together of three exceptional casks, originally destined for Redbreast 21, and a rare Pedro Ximénez butt is a first for Midleton, and the careful balance of sweet, spice and sherry flavours offers a new and complex take on the classic Redbreast Christmas cake flavour profile.”

It is described as a “smooth and rich” Irish whiskey with “assertive spices and sweet, ripe fruit that slowly evolves into exotic fruits and berries, reminiscent of the classic Redbreast character”.

Bottled at 52.2% abv, Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition is limited to 924 bottles and is available through the Redbreast online private members’ club, The Birdhouse, from 3pm on 27 May at an RRP of €380 (US$424).

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