Dream Cask Ruby Port Cask Edition
With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, the words Billy Leighton and Redbreast go hand-in-hand. Day in, day out, he’s the man to credit for maintaining the consistency and quality of the Redbreast family. However, for this Limited-Edition Ruby Port Cask Edition cask, Billy’s brought a new string to the Redbreast bow.
We asked him to dream up a Redbreast that represents port perfection married with Redbreast’s signature sherry style and pot still spice, he was more than up to the task.
“In our quest to find interesting new expressions to add to the Redbreast family, we do various trials and create prototypes along the way. We thought we should share this Dream Cask offering which is the product of one of these great adventures. When we first considered the use of Ruby Port seasoned casks, we vatted a small batch of carefully selected mix of Bourbon, Sherry and Port casks, then re-casked a portion into this Port cask to marry for a finishing period.”
– B I L LY LEIGHTON.
Initially abundant with Herbs and Spices, some lighter notes of Rosemary and Garden Mint combining with Cedar and Red Peppers. Some zesty citrus notes develop in to a rich compote of ripe fleshy fruit, Melon, Kiwi and Black Cherry on top of Dried Apricot and Banana Chips. The spicy sweetness of Vanilla, Cinnamon and Nutmeg acknowledge the contribution of the Oak cask.
A very rich silky mouthful of assertive spices combined with sweet ripe fruit. Liquorice and Cinnamon notes slowly reveal a luxurious layer of ripe dark fruits which combine with those Raisins, Sultanas and exotic fruits and berries which are typical of the Redbreast style.
The signature Redbreast mix of fruit and spice, is slow to fade.