Redbreast unveils Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition

Irish Distillers has unveiled the fourth release in the Redbreast Dream Cask series – a 29-year-old single pot still whiskey. Produced at the Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland, Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition is a vatting of four whiskeys, matured for a minimum of 29 years in ex-Bourbon, Sherry and ruby Port-seasoned casks. The whiskeys were married in a single oloroso Sherry butt for 15 months. Bottled at 51.2% ABV, the whiskey is…

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Proximo Buys Majority Stake in Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Proximo Spirits has announced a majority stake acquisition in Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey, which was co-founded by MMA superstar Conor McGregor. McGregor will retain an interest in Proper No. Twelve, and will remain actively engaged in the promotion of the brand, according to a release from the company, along with the other co-founders. “I founded Proper No. Twelve less than three years ago and today it has become a shining star in the spirits…

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Midleton Very Rare adds 46YO to Silent Distillery range

Irish Distillers has revealed the second limited edition expression in the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection – a 46-year-old whiskey priced at US$45,000. The first expression in the range, a 45-year-old single malt, was unveiled in February 2020. Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit will launch one whiskey each year until 2025 as part of the new collection, with each expression ranging in age from 45 to 50 years. The six-strong series is thought to…

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Cuervo owner buys Proper No. Twelve whiskey

Professional fighter Conor McGregor will continue to promote Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey after the brand was sold to Jose Cuervo owner Becle in a deal worth up to US$600 million. Becle confirmed it had purchased the remaining 51% stake in Eire Born Spirits (EBS), the company behind Proper No Twelve, during the publication of its first quarter results. The move came after the company borrowed US$150m to pay for the remaining stake in EBS. Mexican…

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Jameson unveils second beer barrel-finished whiskey

Irish Distillers has created its second beer barrel-finished Jameson Crested whiskey with Eight Degrees Brewing. The new Jameson Crested Finished in Devil’s Ladder Belgian Tripel Barrels whiskey is the second bottling created in partnership between the County Cork-based producers. In September 2020, Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers arm and Eight Degrees Brewing unveiled a stout barrel-finished expression of Jameson Crested Irish whiskey. Eight Degrees Brewing was acquired by Irish Distillers in 2018 to ‘secure a long-term…

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