Midleton Very Rare 2023 Release Irish Whiskey (700 ml) - [USC 96] [WA 94]

Midleton Very Rare 2023 Release Irish Whiskey
(700 ml) - [USC 96] [WA 94]

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Regular price $599.99 Sale price $359.97 Save $240.02

USC96 WA94
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Distillery Notes: 

Since 1984, each Master Distiller of Midleton Very Rare uses their eye for detail, their passion for quality whiskey and their exemplary skill to create the pinnacle of Irish whiskey—our special vintage release.

The latest chapter of this renowned collection is adorned with the signature of our Master Distiller, Kevin O’Gorman. After months of exploration, O’Gorman crafted a balanced blend of rare and hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys from Midleton’s exclusive inventory to create this truly special release.

A combination of whiskey aged between 12 and 33 years and matured in lightly charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels, the Midleton Very Rare 2022 Vintage Release delights with decadent flavours and a tantalising aroma. The aroma, taste and finish of this whiskey will enliven the palates of those new to this collection while taking the seasoned whiskey collector on a journey through an exciting exploration of taste.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Fruit-led introduction with fresh citrus notes of mandarin and candied apple, while dustings of white pepper with grated nutmeg deliver subtle levels of spice that complement the rich and velvety tones of hazelnut chocolate and toffee. Carefully balanced, the charred oak works in tandem with the elegant grain character, elevating the delicate and nuanced fresh floral tones with the addition of sweet vanilla and warming toasted wood aromas.

Palate: Caramelized red apples and orange zest with luscious, sweet, and decadent waves of crème brûlée that seamlessly intertwine with the pot still spices and cereal undertones, creating an intriguing and wonderful medley of fruits and spices.

Finish: Rich and lasting finish in which the grain and pot still spices are the first to softly fade allowing the oak, after years of carefully maturing the spirit, to have the final say.

Proof: 80

Chairman's Trophy, 96 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023
"This whiskey is an exceptional treat with a soaring bouquet of baked golden raisins, Anjou pear puree, pastry crust, and toffee cream. Silky oak notes caress the palate for flavors of rich vanilla, soft cereal grains, and orange blossom leading to an outstandingly long, decadent finish."

Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2023
Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023
Gold - Irish Whiskey Masters 2023

94 Points - Whisky Advocate
"Toffee up front, with vanilla, green apple, pot still spice, milk chocolate, peppercorn, ground ginger, and aromatic hints of coffee. To taste, a bounty of toffee, chocolate, espresso, tobacco, vanilla pod, and burnt sugar notes, with coriander seed and fennel spices, then burnt orange and more coffee before a delicious creaminess spills over. The integration of chocolate and coffee notes really elevates this vintage as a particularly fine whiskey."