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.
On approach, some light floral perfume balancing with delicate fresh herbs before the rich wood character of the ex bourbon barrels takes control. Sweet vanilla mingles with ripe orchard fruits bringing a touch of pineapple and grapefruit.
Typically, sweet with vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of clove. A little chilli brings that satisfying prickle softened by ripe fleshy fruit. Charred oak combines with barley to add to the complexity.
Soft sweet spices slowly fade to leave the earthy notes of charred wood and barley.