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Award-Winning Blacks Brewery & Distillery Launch Unique Whiskey Founders Club – Irish Whiskey News

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BECOME PART OF IRELAND’S PROUD WHISKEY HERITAGE

-Award-Winning Blacks Brewery Distillery Launch Unique Whiskey Founders Club-

Initially taking the market by storm in 2013 with their selection of craft beers, Blacks Brewery and Distillery, Kinsale has gone from strength to strength, offering consumers award-winning gin and Ireland’s first and only rum. This dynamic family owned and operated Cork business is constantly innovating and identifying new opportunities which will bring high-quality, great-tasting beers and spirits to consumers.  Their passion and entrepreneurial spirit is once again on display as today they launch the exclusive Blacks Whiskey Founders Club.

Coming hot on the heels of their Silver medal win at the London Spirits Competition for their renowned Blacks Irish Gin, the husband and wife team of Sam and Maud Black wish to open their doors and give other whiskey enthusiasts the opportunity to help shape the history of Irish whiskey.  After investing in two copper stills, Blacks Whiskey Founders Club is giving the first 500 whiskey and spirit enthusiasts the chance to purchase their very own cask, starting from €6,500 and resulting in 397 plus bottles of their own pot stilled single malt Irish whiskey.

According to The Irish Spirits Association, whiskey comprised 42% of Ireland’s beverage exports in 2018 and the global value of premium Irish whiskey is on the rise.  Whiskey is also becoming a world leader, as the fastest growing spirits category, and it is predicted that exports will exceed the 2020 target set by the Irish Whiskey Association of 12 million cases.

In light of these strong whiskey statistics, while there are one or two similar personalised cask schemes available in Ireland, Blacks Founders Club is unique as it also poses an investment opportunity for consumers. After five years of maturation Founders Club members may decide to have their whiskey bottled as their own label whiskey as the ultimate family, friend or corporate gift, or to sell on the secondary whiskey market. One of the founding members plans to bottle his whiskey at the end the distilling process and use them as his business cards to potential clients!  Alternatively, Blacks are offering an attractive investment buy-back scheme if cask owners wish to sell their casks back to Blacks at the end of the initial five-year period at a predetermined agreed value, offering investors a minimum 4% annually compounded (approx. €280 per year per cask) return on their initial investment.

Commenting on the expansion and launch of Blacks Whiskey Founders Club, Sam Black, Founder of Blacks Brewery Distillery, commented: “Considering another record year of export growth in the whiskey industry, and with our extensive experience in the microbrewery and distillery market, we knew it was a no-brainer to invest in the installation of two new copper Irish whiskey stills. My wife and I have had so much fun on our beer and spirit journey to date that we wished to offer others the opportunity to share in our passion and journey. It is with great excitement that we today announce the official launch of the Blacks Whiskey Founders Club.  This club offers 500 investors world-wide the opportunity to invest in Irish whiskey. It is our heritage; our history and we want to keep that going for our country. We have many personalised cask options available to consumers, one which features one of our famous craft beers. Members can choose a beer from our range and we will fill a bourbon cask with that beer type for three months prior to emptying and filling with the new-make spirit. This gives a unique flavour to the spirit and you can own an ultra-rare and unique product that is paired with your favourite beer!”

“If 300/400 bottles of whiskey (which is what the average cask produces depending on the cask strength) is too much to handle, then Founders Club investors have the option to sell their entire cask back to the distillery at the predetermined agreed value with a 4% p.a. compounding return on investors’ initial purchase. Based on one of the casks available, this return equates to a CAGR of 4% per year or a total gross return of 21.7% for the five-year period. Members also have the option to extend the maturation for additional years and allow the whiskey to continue to mature and grow in value as it ages. We look forward to welcoming Founders Club members into the Blacks family.” Mr Black added.

The Blacks Whiskey Founders Club is built on an ethos of community and provides a platform for like-minded whiskey enthusiasts and connoisseurs to socialise and sample together. On joining this exclusive club, members receive a gorgeous leather branded documents folder which they will fill throughout their five-year journey with items such as their cask bond certificate. Members can request to be present in the distillery on the day of distilling or cask filling, and once a year will be invited to Kinsale for the weekend to visit the distillery and mingle with other members in a fun party setting.

Membership is now open, with production due to start in January 2020. To take your place in the history of Irish whiskey or for further information on Blacks Founders Club, email Sophie at sophie@blacksbrewery.com or visit www.blacksbrewery.com/founder

 About Blacks Of Kinsale Micro Brewery Distillery Blacks Micro Brewery Distillery is an Irish microbrewery and distillery, founded by husband and wife team Sam and Maudeline Black in 2013, and remains a 100% family owned business who pride themselves on both quality and innovation. Many years ago, Maudeline gave Sam a home brewing kit for Valentine’s Day, sparking their passion for brewing. This hobby developed into an obsession and, in 2013, their dreams became a reality when Blacks Brewery was founded. In 2015 a distillery was added to the site, where they began producing a range of Irish craft spirits. Currently, Blacks produce a range of beers, Gin, and Ireland’s first and only rum.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/award-winning-blacks-brewery-distillery-launch-unique-whiskey-founders-club-irish-whiskey-news/

Award-Winning Blacks Brewery & Distillery Launch Unique Whiskey Founders Club – Irish Whiskey News

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BECOME PART OF IRELAND’S PROUD WHISKEY HERITAGE

-Award-Winning Blacks Brewery Distillery Launch Unique Whiskey Founders Club-

Initially taking the market by storm in 2013 with their selection of craft beers, Blacks Brewery and Distillery, Kinsale has gone from strength to strength, offering consumers award-winning gin and Ireland’s first and only rum. This dynamic family owned and operated Cork business is constantly innovating and identifying new opportunities which will bring high-quality, great-tasting beers and spirits to consumers.  Their passion and entrepreneurial spirit is once again on display as today they launch the exclusive Blacks Whiskey Founders Club.

Coming hot on the heels of their Silver medal win at the London Spirits Competition for their renowned Blacks Irish Gin, the husband and wife team of Sam and Maud Black wish to open their doors and give other whiskey enthusiasts the opportunity to help shape the history of Irish whiskey.  After investing in two copper stills, Blacks Whiskey Founders Club is giving the first 500 whiskey and spirit enthusiasts the chance to purchase their very own cask, starting from €6,500 and resulting in 397 plus bottles of their own pot stilled single malt Irish whiskey.

According to The Irish Spirits Association, whiskey comprised 42% of Ireland’s beverage exports in 2018 and the global value of premium Irish whiskey is on the rise.  Whiskey is also becoming a world leader, as the fastest growing spirits category, and it is predicted that exports will exceed the 2020 target set by the Irish Whiskey Association of 12 million cases.

In light of these strong whiskey statistics, while there are one or two similar personalised cask schemes available in Ireland, Blacks Founders Club is unique as it also poses an investment opportunity for consumers. After five years of maturation Founders Club members may decide to have their whiskey bottled as their own label whiskey as the ultimate family, friend or corporate gift, or to sell on the secondary whiskey market. One of the founding members plans to bottle his whiskey at the end the distilling process and use them as his business cards to potential clients!  Alternatively, Blacks are offering an attractive investment buy-back scheme if cask owners wish to sell their casks back to Blacks at the end of the initial five-year period at a predetermined agreed value, offering investors a minimum 4% annually compounded (approx. €280 per year per cask) return on their initial investment.

Commenting on the expansion and launch of Blacks Whiskey Founders Club, Sam Black, Founder of Blacks Brewery Distillery, commented: “Considering another record year of export growth in the whiskey industry, and with our extensive experience in the microbrewery and distillery market, we knew it was a no-brainer to invest in the installation of two new copper Irish whiskey stills. My wife and I have had so much fun on our beer and spirit journey to date that we wished to offer others the opportunity to share in our passion and journey. It is with great excitement that we today announce the official launch of the Blacks Whiskey Founders Club.  This club offers 500 investors world-wide the opportunity to invest in Irish whiskey. It is our heritage; our history and we want to keep that going for our country. We have many personalised cask options available to consumers, one which features one of our famous craft beers. Members can choose a beer from our range and we will fill a bourbon cask with that beer type for three months prior to emptying and filling with the new-make spirit. This gives a unique flavour to the spirit and you can own an ultra-rare and unique product that is paired with your favourite beer!”

“If 300/400 bottles of whiskey (which is what the average cask produces depending on the cask strength) is too much to handle, then Founders Club investors have the option to sell their entire cask back to the distillery at the predetermined agreed value with a 4% p.a. compounding return on investors’ initial purchase. Based on one of the casks available, this return equates to a CAGR of 4% per year or a total gross return of 21.7% for the five-year period. Members also have the option to extend the maturation for additional years and allow the whiskey to continue to mature and grow in value as it ages. We look forward to welcoming Founders Club members into the Blacks family.” Mr Black added.

The Blacks Whiskey Founders Club is built on an ethos of community and provides a platform for like-minded whiskey enthusiasts and connoisseurs to socialise and sample together. On joining this exclusive club, members receive a gorgeous leather branded documents folder which they will fill throughout their five-year journey with items such as their cask bond certificate. Members can request to be present in the distillery on the day of distilling or cask filling, and once a year will be invited to Kinsale for the weekend to visit the distillery and mingle with other members in a fun party setting.

Membership is now open, with production due to start in January 2020. To take your place in the history of Irish whiskey or for further information on Blacks Founders Club, email Sophie at sophie@blacksbrewery.com or visit www.blacksbrewery.com/founder

 About Blacks Of Kinsale Micro Brewery Distillery Blacks Micro Brewery Distillery is an Irish microbrewery and distillery, founded by husband and wife team Sam and Maudeline Black in 2013, and remains a 100% family owned business who pride themselves on both quality and innovation. Many years ago, Maudeline gave Sam a home brewing kit for Valentine’s Day, sparking their passion for brewing. This hobby developed into an obsession and, in 2013, their dreams became a reality when Blacks Brewery was founded. In 2015 a distillery was added to the site, where they began producing a range of Irish craft spirits. Currently, Blacks produce a range of beers, Gin, and Ireland’s first and only rum.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/award-winning-blacks-brewery-distillery-launch-unique-whiskey-founders-club-irish-whiskey-news/

JACK DANIEL’S RELEASES SECOND BOTTLE IN LEGACY EDITION SERIES – American Whiskey News

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JACK DANIEL’S RELEASES SECOND BOTTLE IN LEGACY EDITION SERIES

Limited-edition bottle inspired by one of Jack Daniel’s earliest black labels 

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (May 14, 2019) – The Jack Daniel Distillery has announced the second release in its Legacy Edition series, Legacy Edition 2, inspired by one of the distillery’s earliest black labels dating back to the early 1900s. Legacy Edition, which launched in 2018, presents limited-edition variations of labels used throughout the over 150-year history of the brand.

Each unique label provides a tribute to the brand’s colorful history. Legacy Edition 2 marks the introduction of the first predominantly black color palette and includes a rope and anchor to symbolize Jack’s unmoving confidence. Three stars have been added to honor the distillery’s home state of Tennessee.

“Everyone recognizes Jack’s trademark black label, but very few realize that the Jack Daniel’s label has undergone many variations over the years, most of which looked very different from the one we know today,” said Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. “This second release in our Legacy Edition series is not only an ode to one of Jack’s first black labels, but also a symbolic celebration of our enduring spirit and commitment to a single great whiskey recipe for more than 150 years.”

The original version of the label that inspired Legacy Edition 2 featured a “medicinal use only” disclaimer, suggesting that this label was in use when alcohol was occasionally advertised to have medicinal properties, likely in the early 1900s. While this language won’t be featured on the Legacy Edition 2 label, much of its design remains true to the original inspiration.

Legacy Edition 2 is available for a limited time across the US as well as select markets internationally.

About Jack Daniel’s

Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.

Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly.

JACK DANIEL’S and OLD NO. 7 are registered trademarks. ©2019 Jack Daniel’s. Tennessee Whiskey 40% Alcohol by Volume (80 Proof). Distilled Bottled by Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee. JackDaniels.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/jack-daniels-releases-second-bottle-in-legacy-edition-series-american-whiskey-news/

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL BOTTLING AVAILABLE FOR CHARITIES – American Whiskey News

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BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES

SPECIAL BOTTLING AVAILABLE FOR CHARITIES

Distillery Hopes to Raise $500,000 for Charity 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (May 14, 2019) – Just over a year ago, in April 2018, Buffalo Trace Distillery rolled its seven millionth barrel produced since Prohibition into Warehouse V, the world’s only bonded single barrel aging warehouse. That meant, of course, the existing sixth millionth barrel that had been residing in Warehouse V since 2008 would need to take up new residence.

            Promptly moved into another warehouse to mature for another year, this bourbon has aged a full 10 years 11 months. The six millionth barrel of Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been filled into 375ml bottles and is being made available exclusively to non-profit organizations for fund raising opportunities.

      Each bottle from the Sixth Millionth Barrel has a beautifully handwritten description on the glass.  The bottles in turn have been packaged in a numbered hardwood showcase box that includes a piece of the charred oak stave from the historic barrel and small brochure explaining the significance of this collector’s edition.

      Buffalo Trace Distillery is offering all 400 bottles to charitable organizations across the country free of charge to auction off and raise money for their worthwhile causes.

            This commemorative bottling of the Buffalo Trace Sixth Million Barrel will not be available in stores. Bottles will only available to non-profit organizations in the United States wishing to raise funds for their charity. To be considered, organizations must submit an official U.S. non-profit tax ID number and auction the bottle within the 2019 calendar year. Applications will be taken online only at www.6millionthbarrel.com  Recipients of these bottles shall be notified by email in early July.  Bottles will be shipped free of charge in August 2019 and recipients will have until Dec. 31, 2019 to auction the bottle.  Non-profit organizations can submit their request for a bottle online at 6millionthbarrel.com beginning today. The cutoff date to submit an online application is July 1st, 2019.

      “We’re thrilled to be able to do something with the bottles to help those in need,” said Kris Comstock, Buffalo Trace senior marketing director. “We decided on the 375ml size bottles, rather than a larger size, to allow for more bottles so we can help more charities. We really hope whiskey enthusiasts will help some deserving non-profit groups raise serious money. These bottles are beautiful, the package is first class, and the bourbon tastes amazing. Our goal is to raise $500,000 for charity!”

      This is not the first time Buffalo Trace Distillery has offered commemorative bottles for non-profits to use for fundraising purposes.  In 2011 the Distillery offered its Millennium Barrel of bourbon, put up to age on Dec. 31, 1999. That effort raised more than $150,000 for various charities across the U.S.  In 2016, its inaugural O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey from 1980, 1982 and 1983 were released in the same manner, and non-profits reported back they had raised more than a million dollars for charitable causes.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 21 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018.”  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 500 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/buffalo-trace-distillery-announces-special-bottling-available-for-charities-american-whiskey-news/

Auchentoshan 21 Year Old 1997 Single Cask at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Auchentoshan 21 Year Old

Single cask 1997 vintage from the Glasgow distillery. Bottled March 2019 by Hunter Laing Co. for the Old Malt Cask series. Nose: Sweet leafy plums, raspberries and chocolate. Palate: Smooth red plums, butterscotch. Finish: Long, lingering, fruity sweet.

Auchentoshan Distillery was built by John Bulloch around 1800 and originally licensed in 1823 as Duntocher Distillery but renamed Auchentoshan Distillery during the 1830s. Auchentoshan is situated just north of Dalmuir, close by the northern bank of the River Clyde. Then it was in the countryside and now hugging the north western fringe of Glasgow yet not far from Loch Lomond. Auchentoshan is now one of the few distilleries in Scotland to produce malt whiskey using a full triple distillation process. Expressions released by Wemyss, Hunter Laing and Cadenheads prove very popular.

Flavours of red berries, toffee, custard and a fruity, spicy finish. Just 149 bottles.

Buy – Auchentoshan 21 Year Old – $97.73

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/auchentoshan-21-year-old-1997-single-cask-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “#17-399″ at K&L California – American Whiskey News

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Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “#17-399″ (Rick House D, Floor 4, Row 30, Level 1) KL Exclusive Kentucky Bourbon (750ml )$64.99 View

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Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Years PX Edition

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After the excellent Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Years last year, Irish Distillers released a new whiskey this year on World Whisky Day 2019. The new release is the Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old – Pedro Ximénez Edition.

Master Blender Billy Leighton selected four casks, with single pot still whiskey spanning 20 to 33 years of age:

  • a 1998 bourbon barrel re-racked into a PX butt in 2012
  • a 1995 bourbon cask re-racked into an Oloroso butt in 2012
  • a 1985 second-fill bourbon barrel
  • a 1997 second-fill bourbon barrel

All these were originally destined for Rebreast 21 Years, but they were blended and married in a Pedro Ximénez butt, a first for Midleton distillery. It means this year’s Dream Cask was specially designed to have a slightly different profile.

 

 

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Nose: starts on aromatic spices (cinnamon, pepper) with cough sweets, thick molasses and dark fruits underneath. Blackberries, figs, raspberry liqueur. Thyme honey and sweet liquorice. Hints of toffee. Mouth: same feeling. A lot of spice and thick sherry, again with this liqueur-like feel to it. Berries, hints of coffee candy, herbal syrup and agave nectar. Becomes increasingly chocolatey. Clove, leather, hints of tobacco leaves. Cinnamon bark and a peppery bite. Also an earthy side in the end. Finish: dark fruits, chocolate coated walnuts, leather and some drops of Fernet Branca.

The raspberry liqueur and cough sweets pretty much sum it up: much more robust and simply more heavily sherried than last year’s Dream Cask, leaving less room for the naturally bright and slightly tropical Redbreast character in my opinion. A disappointment? Well, surely a good dram on its own but it suffers from the comparison.

Available for € 380 from Redbreast’s members club The Birdhouse. Tune in on Monday 27th May at 3pm local time.

Score: 88/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/irish-whiskey/redbreast-dream-cask-20-years-pedro-ximenez/

INTRODUCING REDBREAST DREAM CASK PEDRO XIMÉNEZ EDITION – Irish Whiskey News

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INTRODUCING REDBREAST DREAM CASK PEDRO XIMÉNEZ EDITION

– New limited edition release offers a fresh take on the classic sherry flavour profile of Redbreast –  

Redbreast Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, marks World Whisky Day 2019 with the launch of Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition. Available to purchase exclusively through the Redbreast online members’ club, The Birdhouse, the new Redbreast Dream Cask was created from a vatting of bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks which has been re-casked and finished in a specially selected Pedro Ximénez cask – a first for Redbreast and Midleton Distillery.

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Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition is a 20-year-old, single cask single pot still Irish whiskey created by Master Blender, Billy Leighton, in collaboration with Blender, Dave McCabe. The cask represents the coming together of four unique whiskey journeys spanning 20 to 33 years in age, including a rare Pedro Ximénez-matured Irish whiskey, which have been vatted together and married in the Pedro Ximénez butt to offer a unique interpretation of the signature sherry style of the Redbreast range.

The result is a luxuriously 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, 924 bottles of Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition will be available through the Redbreast online private members’ club, The Birdhouse, from 3pm on 27th May at the RRP of €380.

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Redbreast Dream Cask is made up of the following whiskeys, which represent a cross-section of single pot still distillate styles and maturation techniques:

  • Cask 1 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1998, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and re-casked into a Pedro Ximénez sherry butt in 2012
  • Cask 2 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1995, matured in an ex-bourbon cask and re-casked into an Oloroso sherry butt in 2012
  • Cask 3 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1985 and matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • Cask 4 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1997 and matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel

Billy Leighton, Redbreast Master Blender, commented on the launch: 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. 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’s sure to add an extra cheer to your World Whisky Day celebrations this year!”

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Notes to Editors 

Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition tasting notes, by Head Blender Billy Leighton

Aroma: full rich aroma of liquorice and treacle toffee, giving cover to vanilla sweetness and a concentrate of caramelised dried fruits. Cinnamon and clove acknowledge the presence of the ex-bourbon influence whilst hazelnut and almond nuttiness adds to the complexity delivered by the fine old Pedro Ximénez Butt from Jerez

Taste: A rich viscose mouthful of satisfyingly assertive spices combined with sweet ripe fruit. The liquorice notes slowly evolve to reveal those typical exotic fruits and berries which define the Redbreast style

Finish: Rich and long with those familiar Redbreast berries, slow to fade 

About Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 29 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 7.3m cases in 2018. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 80 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.

Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Power Son, John Jameson Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. Since 2012, we have invested over €250m to double our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products.

We employ over 600 people across our operations in Cork and Dublin. 

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of €8,987 million in FY18. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and VinSprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,900 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 86 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/introducing-redbreast-dream-cask-pedro-ximenez-edition-irish-whiskey-news/