Mano a Lámh, meaning ‘hand in hand’ in Spanish and Gaelic respectively, represents the first expression in the Redbreast range to be matured solely in ex-oloroso sherry butts.
This special edition whiskey is being released exclusively to members of The Stillhouse, the web-based members club for Single Pot Still Irish whiskey fans. The Stillhouse was launched in 2011, to educate discerning whiskey lovers about the quality and provenance of this unique style of Irish whiskey.
Billy Leighton, Master Blender at Midleton Distillery, said: “Redbreast Mano a Lámh celebrates our longstanding relationship with the family of artisans in Spain who craft our sherry butts, which are so synonymous with the signature style of Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish whiskey. For me, Redbreast Mano a Lámh offers a distinctive, rich whiskey with intense flavours of dried fruit, which gives way to the perfection of the Spanish oak.
Limited to just 2,000 bottles, Redbreast Mano a Lámh is non-chill filtered at 46% ABV and will be available to members of The Stillhouse for €65 this month. For more information on Single Pot Still Irish whiskey and to join The Stillhouse, visit http://www.singlepotstill.com/.
Redbreast Mano a Lámh tasting notes by Billy Leighton, Midleton Master Blender
Nose: Very deep dried fruits, raisins and sultanas with the more earthy tones of fig, dates and prunes. The sweetness is from the fruit and balances perfectly with pot still spices such as dill and black pepper, and the contribution of the toasted Spanish oak.
Taste: Silky smooth and deceptively sweet, full of rich, ripe, dark fruit with the leisurely emergence of the signature spices.
Finish: The rich fruit slowly gives way to the perfection of the Spanish oak.