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THE MASTER BLENDERS
A COLLABORATION WITH
As a tribute to shared Irish and American Artistry: Heaven’s Door Master Blender Ryan Perry and Redbreast Master Blender Billy Leighton collaborated on the 10-year-old Heaven’s Door Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in casks used for Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.
Smooth and approachable with a long-lasting finish of orange peel, coriander and spice
Full and complex- body by way of Rich Ripe Fruit, Red Apples, Figs & Dates, as well as an unmistakable nutty note of Marzipan and Ground Nut, especially in the finish.
Minimum 10 Years
This first ever such collaboration for both brands was created in tandem by Master Blenders, Ryan Perry of Heaven’s Door and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey and has been aptly named, “The Master Blenders’ Edition”. Marrying the best of American and Irish whiskey,
The Master Blenders’ Edition has already been awarded a Double Gold medal in a blind tasting in the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
More than two years in the making, Perry and Leighton worked together on a multitude of blends and barrel finishes to arrive at their final whiskey profile. As a lover of Irish Whiskey, Heaven’s Door Founder, Bob Dylan, worked closely with the Master Blenders and sampled over a dozen blends before settling on the final selection. “Mr. Dylan is a perfectionist and knows his whiskey,” said Billy Leighton. “His engagement and enthusiasm for this collaboration made this project even more special.”
The Master Blenders’ Edition features Heaven’s Door 10-year aged Straight Bourbon finished in Redbreast’s signature Single Pot Still Casks for 15 months, extracting flavor from single pot Irish whiskey and formerly Spanish sherry. The end result is a taste profile unlike any American whiskey and delivers prominent notes of nuts, spice and leather, as well as the influence of sherry, citrus, dark fruit, and a subtle sweetness of Yellow Man from the Redbreast casks.
“We’re honored to have had the opportunity to work with Billy and the rest of the Redbreast team to bring ‘The Master Blenders’ Edition to life,” said Ryan Perry. “Heaven’s Door was founded around the spirit of collaboration, and this was a dream partnership for our brand. I can honestly say that the final flavor profile blew us away.”
“The Master Blenders’ Edition allows both the American and Irish Whiskey distilling traditions to shine through,” said Billy Leighton, Redbreast Irish Whiskey’s Master Blender. “We think fans of Redbreast, Heaven’s Door, and whiskey enthusiasts everywhere will be delighted with what they taste with this product.”
The Master Blenders’ Edition is offered in Heaven’s Door’s signature bottle, featuring a new gate design created by Bob Dylan in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio, as well as Redbreast’s iconic red breasted Robin of Redbreast.
The Master Blenders’ Edition is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks or with a splash of water and features the following characteristics:
Age: 10 Years
Nose: Full and complex body with notes of red apples, figs and dates
Palate: Marzipan and walnut with buttery ground nut sweetness, raisin, and nougat
Finish: Delicate with a touch of honey and coconut and subtle sweetness from Irish honeycomb