Whisky Focus - Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Edition Sells Out In 14 Minutes

Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Edition Sells


29th May 2019
Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Edition sells out in 14 minutes.

Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Edition sells out in 14 minutes.

It seems that fans of Redbreast single pot still whiskey just cant get enough of the stuff, as the limited-edition Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition, released to mark World Whisky Day 2019, and was only released to purchase on the 27th May sold out in just 14 minutes. Launched exclusively through the Redbreast Birdhouse at 3.00pm on 27th May, all 924 bottles of Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition were sold by 3:14pm – at a rate of over 65 bottles per minute.

The exclusive Redbreast Dream Cask Ximénez Edition was 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, Master Blender at Irish Distillers, commented: "In addition to selling out in record time, Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition has been bought by people from many parts of the globe. From Ireland to Taiwan and many places in between, we’re delighted that so many Birdhouse members will soon be able to share and enjoy this exceptional creation."

The Birdhouse is the Redbreast online members’ club and gives Irish whiskey fans exclusive access to limited edition releases, information on the Redbreast family, interviews from the Midleton Masters and bespoke Redbreast gifts. Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition is the second in a series of limited-edition Redbreast Irish whiskeys planned for the coming years, which will be sold exclusively through The Birdhouse.

If you were not lucky enough to get hold of a the new Dream Cask expression don't worry all is not lost you will find the outstanding current Redbreast core whiskey range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

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