Pernod Ricards Redbreast Single Cask

Pernod Ricard's Redbreast Single Cask

Pernod Ricard's Redbreast Single Cask

Category - Spirits, whiskey, Irish, 59.9% abv

Available - From this month

Location - Through The Whisky Exchange

Price - GBP180 (US$260) per 70cl bottle

Pernod Ricard has released the first single cask expression under its Redbreast Irish whiskey brand.

Redbreast Single Cask #30087 is bottled without chill filtration and offers classic pot still spices with fruit and almond notes, a hint of vanilla and a balanced finish, Pernod said today. The liquid was matured for 16 years in an Oloroso sherry cask.

Brendan Buckley, global innovation & whiskey portfolio director at Irish Distillers, said: "The premiumisation and diversification of Irish whiskey is one of the category's most exciting trends as it shows great potential for continued growth, particularly in the super-premium and above sector."

Irish whiskey is in growth as new distilleries open across the country. However, a report out in November said small Irish whiskey brands could crumble due to a lack of supply.