Redbreast Dream Cask 30yr
The fifth of Redbreast’s Dream Cask offerings, is a 30-year-old single pot still whiskey produced by Irish Distillers at its Midleton Distillery in Co Cork.
Unlike previous single-cask releases, this year’s Dream Cask combines two casks chosen as their favourites from Midleton’s vast inventory by master blender Billy Leighton and blender Dave McCabe.
Leighton’s cask is a first-fill Oloroso Sherry butt filled in May 1990, while McCabe’s is a first-fill ex-Bourbon barrel filled in November 1991. The two were then married to create the final whiskey.
‘The Dream Cask collection has always been about sharing our most rare and special casks with Redbreast fans around the world, and we are thrilled to showcase two distinct casks with this release,’ said Leighton.
McCabe added: ‘The traditional Redbreast style is so often associated with the influence of Sherry casks that we sometimes overlook the role Bourbon casks play in its composition.’