Heaven’s Door & Redbreast Master Blender’s Edition

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 19, 2021 - Heaven’s Door Whiskey™, Bob Dylan’s evolving collection of American whiskeys, and Redbreast Irish Whiskey®, the world renowned Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, proudly announce the release of a limited-edition 10-Year Aged Bourbon finished in Redbreast casks. This first ever 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.

Bob Dylan became deeply connected to Ireland through his friendship with the well-known Irish Clancy Brothers, who he met in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, and some of his early music was inspired by their traditional Irish music style. Building on his long relationship with Ireland, the Heaven’s Door Founder worked closely with the Master Blenders on this innovative yet nostalgic collaboration. More than two years in the making, Perry and Leighton trialed a multitude of blends and barrel finishes to arrive at their final whiskey profile. Bob Dylan 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 Robin. Available in very limited quantities on ReserveBar.com and at select retailers in the U.S, The Master Blenders’ Edition is being released in the U.S. just in time for Father’s Day.

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

● Proof: 100

● ABV: 50%

● 750ml

● RRP $99.99

Tasting Notes

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

Heaven's Door's portfolio of whiskeys is available nationwide in the USA and online via Reservebar.com/collections/heavens-door, and globally in Canada, Germany and the U.K.. For more information about the brand visit www.heavensdoor.com or engage with the brand on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.