- Category – Spirits, whiskey, Irish, 46% abv
- Available – From this month
- Location – Finland, Ireland, the UK and US and Global Travel Retail
- Price – In the UK< SRP of GBP72 (US$86) per 70cl bottle
Pernod Ricard has added a second expression to a series from its Redbreast Irish whiskey portfolio.
Redbreast Pedro Ximénez Edition is a single pot still iteration that was initially matured in ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks before being finished in Pedro Ximénez barrels for between 12 and 22 months. The new release is rolling out across three markets this month, as well as to selected GTR locations, ahead of a US launch in November.
The whiskey, distilled in Pernod’s Midleton distillery, follows the 2016 release of the Lustau Edition in Redbreast’s ‘Iberian Series’.
The company confirmed that the series will be extended with limited edition bottlings, “from time to time”.
“The Iberian Series will add new and exciting chapters to the Redbreast family story with whiskeys finished in casks sourced from the sun-drenched bodegas of Spain and Portugal, suffused with the natural warmth and sweetness of the Iberian Peninsula,” said Midleton distillery’s master blender, Billy Leighton.
Earlier this week, Pernod strengthened its e-commerce presence, announcing the acquisition of UK-based online spirits retailer The Whisky Exchange for an undisclosed fee.