Master of Malt, founded in 1985, are a fantastic retailer and independent bottler based in the UK.
Gilbeys was a wine and spirit merchant located in Dublin. Along with several other wine and spirit merchants of the time, they sent their empty casks to the Jameson distillery to be filled with new make pure Irish pot still spirit. Redbreast was one of Gilbey's brands and launched in 1939. The brand died off with the closure of Jameson's distillery in the 1970s but was recently relaunched and has re-established itself as one of Ireland's premiere Irish pot still brands.
This expression is an all-sherry, single cask release selected and bottled exclusively for Master of Malt. It was matured in a first-fill Oloroso sherry butt for 16 years before being bottled at a cask strength of 60.2% ABV. It is non-chill filtered with a run of 582 bottles being released.