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The Redbreast American Oak Series Has Arrived, But It’s Not For Everyone

It doesn’t take Tim Bailey to tell us that the cold season has well and truly arrived. Speaking of which – what happened to poor old mate Tim anyways? With this current cold snap proving as bitter as a Games of Thrones winter, everyone is looking for a little extra hot shot to get us through to Spring. Yep – the good whiskey is calling your name, gents. And the end of the financial year means tax return play money! Well – for some at least.

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Let’s face it, there’s no better time to enjoy a splash of good Irish whiskey than winter. Open fire, footy on the box, whiskey glass in hand – happy days and nights. Redbreast Irish Whiskey has just what the doctor ordered with the release of its new American Oak Series.

Irish America has a long history of greatness – Bruce Springsteen, JFK, Henry Ford etc – and this latest batch continues that trend. Okay, it might not be a boss level, but it’s pretty darn close.  So just why does Redbreast’s Kentucky Oak Edition have whiskey lovers the world over seeing red? Well, it’s all about the process.

As the inaugural innovation for the series, Redbreast Kentucky Oak Edition is made from malted and unmalted barley, triple distilled in copper pot stills and matured in American Oak Bourbon barrels and Spanish Oloroso sherry butts, before being finished for three to seven months in naturally air-dried PEFC certified American Oak. What’s more, these casks have been hand-selected for finishing, using the best quality white oak, to impart additional sweet notes of vanilla and elevated wood spices. We told you they were made with love.

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After appropriately aging in the best quality Kentucky barrels, we’re told by those lucky to sample is another luxuriously smooth and distinct Redbreast with an additional layer of sweet vanilla, notes of succulent berry, brown sugar and peppery spice. Who doesn’t like the sound, and taste, of that golden goodness?

Further reinforcing the acclaimed Midleton Distillery’s pioneering spirit, Redbreast Kentucky Oak Edition is bottled at 101 proof (50.5% ABV) and can be best enjoyed neat on the rocks, if you can get your hands on it. Redbreast has confirmed that the Kentucky Oak will be a US-exclusive, meaning only those in the land of the free will be able to snag one, provided they cough up the $95.99 a bottle. For more information visit the Redbreast website via the link below.

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Heath Davis is an award winning writer/editor/producer with over 20 years publishing experience. Davis has worked as a writer/editor across all forms of media and has had content produced in the Penrith Press, Blacktown Gazette, Blue Mountains Gazette, Western Weekender, Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, and Universal Magazines.