Midleton Very Rare 2019
Here at Whisky Boys HQ we recently recevied a wee sample of The Midleton Very Rare 2019. This is the 36th edition of this wonderful range. Blended from a combination of selected single pot still and single grain Irish Whiskeys chosen by Master Distiller Brian Nation. Each of the selected Whisky’s have been matured only in lightly-charred ex bourbon American oak barrels ranging from 13 to 34 years. This then makes this the oldest collection of barrels to make a Midleton Very Rare.
Brian Nation, Irish Distillers’ master distiller, said: ‘Each year, for over 40 years, we have been setting aside very small amounts of the finest single pot still and single grain distillates so that the Midleton Very Rare legacy can continue.
‘I am delighted that our 2019 vintage is once again a whiskey of exceptional quality that fits beautifully into the family.’.
As Midleton Distillery is one of my favourites I was really looking forward to a taste.
Midleton Very Rare 2019 – Vintage Release, Irish Whisky, 40% Alc/vol 70 cl
Nose…Elegant and complex, vanilla sponge, Caribbean soft sweet fruits, toasted oak shavings, honey on toast, apple pie.
Taste…Great mouth feel, tingly spices, strawberry, banana, freshly intriguing floral notes (gentian, rosewater, gorse) I also got some lively warm wood tannins, there is so much happening, I am loving every sip.
Nose…Oak lingers the longest, the sweet fruits and the gentle spice fade slowly.
Well I just loved this one. Priced at about £170.00 and worth every penny.
Another outstanding triumph for Brian and all at Midleton.
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