Heaven’s Door Whiskey, Bob Dylan’s collection of American whiskeys, and Redbreast Irish Whiskey, the Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, have announced the release of a limited-edition 10-Year Aged Bourbon finished in Redbreast casks.
This first-ever collaboration for both brands was created in tandem by Master Blenders, Ryan Perry of Heaven’s Door and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey, and has been aptly named, “The Master Blenders’ Edition.”
Master Blenders' Edition
Marrying American and Irish whiskey, The Master Blenders’ Edition has been awarded a Double Gold medal in a blind tasting in the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The whiskey is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks or with a splash of water, 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.
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 limited quantities on ReserveBar.com and at select retailers, the whiskey is being released in the U.S. in June, with a release for the UK and Ireland to come in September.
Redbreast And Heaven's Door Collaboration
Master Blenders 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, Heaven’s 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.”
“We’re honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Billy and the rest of the Redbreast team to bring The Master Blenders’ Edition to life,” said Ryan Perry. “Heaven’s Door was founded around the spirit of collaboration, and this was a dream partnership for our brand. I can honestly say that the final flavor profile blew us away,” he added.
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