The first Midleton Very Rare bottling was released in 1984 and a new vintage is released every year.
he individual nature of the selection process means that each year’s vintage provides its own unique character. The Midleton Very Rare range is not blended like any other whiskey. The uncompromising ritual and expertise of the Master Distiller leads to subtle but recognisable differences between the years.
Prized amongst whiskey appreciators, there are very few collections of all vintages since the first release in existence.
Rich flinty pot spices, nutty with bitter almond then softening as fruity touches of green apple, apricot appear with mandarin orange contributing a touch of citrus. All this set on a firm foundation of top quality charred oak.
Fully mouth coating pot still spices with a beautifully balanced infusion from the American oak. Some honey sweetness enhances vanilla notes and as the flavours develop the apples and apricots appear then mysteriously transform into succulent notes of barley grains.
Long and luxurious. The full round mellow notes from the initial sip stay true right to the very end.