Midleton Very Rare

Blended

Midleton // Cork, Ireland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    4.53
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 321 )

A limited, annual release with just 50 casks bottled each year, Midleton Very Rare is a blended whiskey comprised of single pot still and grain whiskeys. The whiskeys are between 12-25 years old and are hand selected from the vast inventory at Midleton by their Master Distiller, Barry Crockett.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon & ex-Sherry

Tasting Notes

"The aromas revealed are somewhat subdued with floral honey, vanilla, and barrel spices. Fruit is something you have to dig for, but what you eventually do find are orchard fruits. The bourbon influence comes through on the back end with caramel and more vanilla & spices seeing you out. For the price, one might expect a bit more complexity and depth, so points deducted accordingly."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Spicy