Heaven’s Door Whiskey & Redbreast Irish Whiskey Announce Collaboration
Heaven’s Door Whiskey, Bob Dylan’s evolving collection of American whiskeys, and Redbreast Irish Whiskey, have announced the release of a limited-edition 10-Year Aged Bourbon finished in Redbreast casks.
This first ever collaboration between the brands was created in tandem by Master Blenders, Ryan Perry of Heaven’s Door and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey, and has been named, “The Master Blenders’ Edition.”
A collaboration more than two years in the making, Perry and Leighton worked together on blends and barrel finishes to arrive at their final whiskey profile. Bob Dylan, Heaven’s Door Founder, worked closely with the Master Blenders and made the final blend selection.
The Master Blenders’ Edition features Heaven’s Door 10-year aged Straight Bourbon finished in Redbreast’s signature Single Pot Still Casks for 15 months, extracting flavor from single pot Irish whiskey and formerly Spanish sherry. The end result is a unique taste profile in American whiskey and according to Heaven’s Door Whiskey, “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”
“The Master Blenders’ Edition allows both the American and Irish Whiskey distilling traditions to shine through,” said Billy Leighton, Redbreast Irish Whiskey’s Master Blender. “We think fans of Redbreast, Heaven’s Door, and whiskey enthusiasts everywhere will be delighted with what they taste with this product.”
The Master Blenders’ Edition is offered in Heaven’s Door’s signature bottle, featuring a new gate design created by Bob Dylan in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio, as well as Redbreast’s iconic Robin.
Available in very limited quantities on ReserveBar.com and at select retailers.
It will also be available in limited quantities in September 2021, in the UK and Ireland. With a suggested retail price (SRP) of $99.99 for a 750ml bottle and a single limited bottling, once this release is gone, it is gone for good.
The Master Blenders’ Edition features the following characteristics, as provided by Heaven’s Door Whiskey:
- Age: 10 Years
- Proof: 100
- ABV: 50%
- Nose: Full and complex body with notes of red apples, figs and dates
- Palate: 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