The Midleton Very Rare range is the longest running series of annual Irish whiskey releases, 2020 being its 37th version. Ever since its beginning it has sought to be a definitive expression, first of the New Midleton Distillery’s production and blending capabilities, and later that of Ireland’s whiskey prowess in general.
First released in 1984, under the stewardship of the third-generation Master Distiller Barry Crockett, the initial offering (the only one not to bear a year) featured whiskeys which ranged from 9 to 13 years, a blend of single pot still and single grain casks. This is unsurprising considering the limited stock available at New Midleton which had only been running spirit since 1975.
A blending of potstill and grain whiskeys of ever-maturing ages, casked in bourbon. Every release brings with it a new flavour profile and textures not possible before and never to be repeated again. The 2004 possesses an age range between 12-28 years. This was the first year of Master Blender Billy Leightons tenure with Midleton. This particular release is citrus forward, dances with vanilla, nutmeg, and white pepper.
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