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Redbreast receives 11,000 bids for Dream Cask release

Irish Distillers-owned whiskey brand Redbreast saw thousands enter a ballot to purchase its 29-year-old Dream Cask release.

Limited edition: Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition

An online ballot for Redbreast’s ‘sought-after’ 29-year-old Dream Cask expression was entered by 11,000 whiskey fans around the world.

The Dream Cask whiskey is the fourth release in the annual series produced by Irish Distillers at Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland.

Just 924 bottles of the 2021 Dream Cask have been made.

Thousands of fans signed up hoping to get the chance to purchase the single pot still whiskey, which was created by vatting four whiskeys aged for a minimum of 29 years in ex-Bourbon, Sherry and ruby Port-seasoned casks.

These whiskeys were married in a single oloroso Sherry butt from Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, then left to mature for a further 15 months.

The 29-year-old was available worldwide through the ballot which was hosted on Redbreast’s online members’ club, The Birdhouse.

Master blender at Irish Distillers, Billy Leighton, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the phenomenal response to this year’s ballot and delighted to see the continued momentum for our Redbreast Dream Cask collection.

“With consumers as far afield as Iceland, Hong Kong and South Africa, we are proud to see Redbreast Irish Whiskey taking flight across the globe.”

The Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition is the latest release in a series of Redbreast Irish whiskeys, which are unveiled on an annual basis to mark World Whisky Day.

Irish Distillers recently offered the chance for a UK consumer to win a bottle of the 29-year-old by finding one of six golden corks hidden among its latest release of Redbreast 12.

Scotland-based Raasay Distillery also recently saw an impressive response to its whisky ballot, receiving more than 17,000 worldwide bids for 2,500 bottles of its new single malt.

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