Tasting and Review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
Midleton Very Rare, a magnificent blend of the finest distillates hand-picked by the Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, is one of Irelandâ€TMs most exclusive whiskeys. Whiskeys from the old Midleton distillery have always been acknowledged as special. Thus, this top Irish whiskey takes its name from the east Cork distillery town.
This whiskey is aged between 12 and 25 years, and is matured exclusively in seasoned Bourbon barrels. Midleton Very Rare was launched in 1984 to celebrate the whiskeys of the Midleton distillery, and a new vintage has been released every year since then. Each bottle carries its own individual number and the signature of our Master Distiller. This annual release of a new vintage is a departure for the whiskeys of Irish Distillers where consistency from year to year is highly valued. The individual nature of the selection process for each vintage of Midleton Very Rare means that each yearâ€TMs vintage provides its own character.
Prized among collectors, we know of very few collections of all vintages since the first in 1984.
Winner of Gold at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
A spicy nose with herbal touches
The unique taste sensation of fruits, honey and floral nuances
The palate is creamy and sweet with notes of fresh flowers, butterscotch and vanilla