Midleton Very Rare

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Vintage Release 2021
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
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Added on
18 Feb 2021 7:50 pm by LastDram

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€ 383.61

56 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

351 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Midleton Very Rare

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.22 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    less than 3 seconds and you can buy it here for a ridiculous 580 euros! funny and sad at the same time! poor what's going on here now! pathetic! open the bucket and drink that shit! Whiskey should be fun and enjoyed! this is more and more forgotten in these greedy times! a pity

    € 180 in Ireland! and it comes worldwide in a few days

    PS Dear seller, you forgot to give 98 points to the whiskey! does better at selling!

  2. wbarchive_192184 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    anyone tasted it yet or are all 32.000 bottles for re-selling?

  3. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    The "2021" edition is the 38th installment and the frist release under Kevin O'Gorman, appointed Master Distiller of the Midleton Distillery in 2020.

    180 euros currently only available in Ireland (but of course also intended for other markets)

    Kevin O’Gorman:

    “It is a great honour to become the custodian of this extraordinary Irish whiskey family and to have my signature adorn our 2021 vintage. The journey to launching this vintage began almost 40 years ago. Continuing the work of my predecessors was both a daunting and extremely enjoyable process that allowed me to explore some of our rarest casks and create an exceptional blend that sits seamlessly within the family.”

    “I am particularly proud to have been able to include distillate that was laid down in 1984, the year the collection was first conceived by Master Distiller Emeritus Barry Crockett, from who I have learned so much. For me, this vintage adds a new dimension and elegance to the style and quality for which the range is renowned. I couldn’t ask for a better way to begin my chapter as Irish Distillers’ Master Distiller.”

  4. wbarchive_192184 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    i opened this one with 2 friends.

    nice long legs in the glas. that will promise an oily mouthfeel :)

    first thing noticed was a very closed nose. only a very light and floral odor with hints of vanilla. never had a whisk(e)y so light like this one. i expected more from a high rated dram like this one.
    let's snif again in a couple of minutes...

    some fruit comes up. nice nose, but still light.
    banana, vanilla, apple, pear and a touch of honey. there's also a little sourness in the back.
    no sherry notes.

    oh no, a little watery. what a shame.
    starts a bit flat but the sweet flavours are coming and later a hint of pepper in the back.
    vanilla, honey, sweet fruity flavours.
    not real complex but ok. it's sweet and fruity, enough said.

    aftertaste is fruity and sweet, medium in lenght.

    A little sad this one is only 40%. taste is nice. a good whiskey for beginners.

    a fine taste and good blending from the master distiller. but is lack of power will bring me the score of:

    89 points

    make this 43 or 46% and it has 90 potential for sure.

  5. willmc83 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    An outstanding whiskey. Probably the smoothest whiskey I have ever drank.


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