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Heaven's Door Redbreast Master Blenders Edition 10 Year Old

20th May 2021
Heaven's Door release a limited edition 10 year old Straight Bourbon which has been finished in Redbreast Irish pot still whiskey casks.

Heaven's Door Redbreast Master Blenders Edition 10 Year OldRedbreast Irish single pot still whiskey has got together with Heavenís Door Whiskey, Bob Dylanís evolving collection of American whiskeys and the result is a limited edition 10 Year Aged Bourbon finished in Redbreast Irish pot still whiskey casks.

Heaven's Door is an award-winning collection of handcrafted American Bourbon and Rye whiskeys, developed in partnership with music icon Bob Dylan, and it looks like the popularity of the Heaven's Door has lead to the construction of a Heaven's Door distillery which will soon be found in downtown Nashville, housed in a 160-year-old church.

This Heaven's Door Redbreast Master Blenders Edition 10 Year Old Straight Bourbon whiskey is the first ever collaboration between the two whiskey brands, created in tandem by Master Blenders, Ryan Perry of Heavenís Door and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey, and has been aptly named, ďThe Master Blendersí Edition.Ē Marrying the best of American and Irish whiskey, The Master Blendersí Edition has already been awarded a Double Gold medal in a blind tasting in the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

A collaboration more than two years in the making, Perry and Leighton worked together on a multitude of blends and barrel finishes to arrive at their final whiskey profile. As a lover of Irish Whiskey and of Redbreast in particular, Heavenís Door Founder, Bob Dylan, worked closely with the Master Blenders and sampled over a dozen blends before settling on the final selection. "Mr. Dylan is a perfectionist and knows his whiskey," said Billy Leighton. "His engagement and enthusiasm for this collaboration made this project even more special."

The Master Blendersí Edition features Heavenís Door 10-year aged Straight Bourbon finished in Redbreastís signature Single Pot Still Casks for 15 months, extracting flavour from single pot Irish whiskey and formerly Spanish sherry. The end result is a taste profile unlike any American whiskey and delivers prominent notes of nuts, spice and leather, as well as the influence of sherry, citrus, dark fruit, and a subtle sweetness of Yellow Man from the Redbreast casks.

"Weíre honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Billy and the rest of the Redbreast team to bring The Master Blendersí Edition to life," said Ryan Perry. ďHeavenís Door was founded around the spirit of collaboration, and this was a dream partnership for our brand. I can honestly say that the final flavour profile blew us away."

"The Master Blendersí Edition allows both the American and Irish Whiskey distilling traditions to shine through,Ē said Billy Leighton, Redbreast Irish Whiskeyís Master Blender. ďWe think fans of Redbreast, Heavenís Door, and whiskey enthusiasts everywhere will be delighted with what they taste with this product."

The Master Blendersí Edition is offered in Heavenís Doorís signature bottle, featuring a new gate design created by Bob Dylan in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio, as well as Redbreastís iconic Robin.

Available in very limited quantities on ReserveBar.com and at select retailers, The Master Blendersí Edition is being released in the U.S. just in time for Fatherís Day. It will also be available in limited quantities in September in the UK and Ireland. With a suggested retail price of US $99.99 for a 750ml bottle and a single limited bottling, once this release is gone, it is gone for good.

You will find the current Heaven's Door whiskey range available now from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Heaven's Door Redbreast Master Blenders Edition Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Full and complex body with notes of red apples, figs and dates.

Taste: Marzipan and walnut with buttery ground nut sweetness, raisin, and nougat.

Finish: Delicate with a touch of honey and coconut and subtle sweetness from Irish honeycomb.

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