Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

Single Pot Still

Midleton // Ireland

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4 out of 5 stars
( 160 )

For 32 years, Barry Crockett was master distiller at Midleton in County Cork, where he oversaw production of the monolithic Jameson, as well as Redbreast, Powers and several others. For the occasion of his retirement in 2013, he was given free reign to design this single pot blend. This swan song is made from a mash bill of malted and unmalted barley that’s triple distilled in traditional pot stills. It’s aged in ex-bourbon barrels then goes back for more rest in new American oak. It’s bottled at a robust 46%.

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  • Single Pot Still
    Produced in Ireland from a mash of unmalted and malted barley (30% each required) from one distillery. Traditionally, it is distilled three times in a pot still. Up to 5% of other grains allowed. Must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon and new American oak

Tasting Notes

"In classic Irish fashion, this whiskey introduces itself with floral notes on the nose, but where aromas of Jameson and Redbreast might be described as chamber music, Legacy’s is sheer symphony —a richer rendition of the bouquet we expect from an Irish whiskey. Within that bouquet are tones of cinnamon, vanilla and dense oak, but with a sip, a dazzling complexity of mandarin orange, barley spice, honeyed heather and toasted grain unfurl, leaving a roasty finish lingering in its wake. This is truly a composition only a master could create. "

Score 93

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