Mano, yano?

The official blurb is here:

Introducing Redbreast ‘Mano a Lámh’, the latest edition to the Redbreast Family available on limited release exclusively to our Stillhouse members.

Redbreast Mano a Lámh (meaning ‘hand in hand’ in Galician and Gaelic) is a story of craftsmen separated by almost 2000 miles from Jerez to Cork but drawn together by their shared passions, passed down from generation to generation. It is a story of collaboration and cooperation, of working hand in hand. Or to put it another way, ‘Mano a Lámh’.

Available exclusively to our Stillhouse members, ‘Mano a Lámh’ is a limited edition release of only 2000 bottles, priced at €65 (excluding shipping). It is now available to purchase via our online shop at www.singlepotstill.com/stillhouse/shop.

REDBREAST SINGLE POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY ‘MANO A LÁMH’ IS MORE THAN A FINE WHISKEY. IT’S THE COMING TOGETHER OF TRADITION AND PEOPLE, THEIR TALENTS AND THEIR PASSION.

IT’S ARTISANSHIP AND ABILITY. IT’S THE BEST OF EVERYTHING… HAND IN HAND.

Redbreast ‘Mano a Lámh’, celebrates the relationship and shared passions between the Midleton Distillery and the collective of artisans in Spain, which have crafted our sherry butts for more than 20 years.

Once felled in the forests of Galicia, north-west Spain, the 150 year old wood is treated by some of the country’s most prestigious craftsmen. The Antonio Páez Lobato Bodega crafts the oak into casks, which are then seasoned with Oloroso sherry for two years at the Páez Morilla Bodega in the nearby sherry capital of the world, Jerez. The sherry is then decanted and the butts are transported by boat to the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, to be filled with new-make Single Pot Still Irish whiskey for maturation.

Kevin O’Gorman, Head of Maturation.
“We selected three very special casks. We focused in on the sherry element of Redbreast, people love the sherry contribution- the dried fruits, the sultanas, the raisin the nutmeg, the cinnamon, that sort of flavour profile. We’ve taken this out of Redbreast 12 and focused in on it for ‘Mano a Lámh’.”

Billy Leighton, Master Blender.
“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, but I look forward to hearing what our Stillhouse members think of this rare expression.”

Here’s what I think: I bought two and am currently trying to find a way around the purchase limit to buy two more. And I have no job. 

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