Midleton Very Rare 2020 Vintage Release Irish Whiskey
The 36th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range has been masterfully blended from whiskeys laid down at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, over the past four decades. Crafted by Master Distiller Brian Nation, Midleton Very Rare 2019 combines only hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys. This is Irish Whiskey of exceptional quality and rarity within the Midleton inventory. With each whiskey having been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years. 2019 marks the oldest collection of casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare.
Tasting notes for Midleton Very Rare 2019
Ripe fruit notes of sweet pear and apple that develop overtime, adding a delicate touch of mango. The fruitiness is complimented by the charred American Oak, these flavours are further accentuated with additional sweet layers of brown sugar and vanilla. There is a light dusting of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove spice.
A luscious and silky texture with the orchard fruits and pot still spices coming to the fore. While the grain’s soft floral notes gently linger in the background. This allows the oak to add dimensions of mild tannins and wood spice. #Yummy
The fruits and gentle spice slowly fade, giving way to the oak foundation. That leaves a mild roasted coffee and nutty character to linger until the very end.