Midleton Very Rare

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Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Release 2022
Calculated age
12 years old
lightly charred Bourbon American oak barrels
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 feb 2022 5:40 pm by Stevetipp

Average value

€ 301.05

36 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

411 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Midleton Very Rare

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.24 points.

  1. Official tasting note

    Introducing our Midleton Very Rare 2022 Vintage Release

    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.
    • 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.
    • Taste
      Caramelised 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.

  2. MWhite scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, austere, liquorice - really nice
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very austere, fruity, vanilla, liquorice, tobacco, herbs, honey, wet hay, some yellow fruits - very good!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, creamy, more liquorice, honey, good sweetness, more of this austere fruitiness, vanilla, spices, herbs, tobacco, leafy hints - still good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, fruity, spicy, herbs, austere, liquorice again

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A lot of honey, a bit toffee, some random fruits, average.

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  6. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Too watery in my opinion.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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