- Single Pot Still
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Master Distiller's Private Collection
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Number of bottles
- 56.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 19 Jul 2011 8:58 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Midleton 1973
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.40 points
- Pours medium copper. Nose is full of cooked fruits (pears, peaches). Machine shop /diesel engine. Mouth is strong, feel is thick. Pear syrup, chutneys with cooked fruits and touches of cloves, cardamom. Heavier notes of charcoal and condensed honey. Something approaching fermented grains, fermented sugars. An impression of mint on the finish, with all the fermented and cooked fruits. Wow.
This 30-year-old Irish pot still whiskey was distilled at Midleton in 1973 and bottled in 2003 after maturing in a combination of ex-Bourbon, Sherry, and Port casks.
The nose is light and crisp with red apples and grapes, hints of toffee, cocoa, vanilla, and a touch of oak. The taste is spicy and thick with cinnamon, red apples, honey, a hint of clove, lemon zest, and touches of red grapes and oak. The finish is long and lingering with spices that softly fade away to reveal honey, vanilla, and a touch of toffee. Outstanding!
- Limited Edition of 800 bottles, 400 were bottled from cask 41421 and the other 400 from cask 41422. All bottles are handsigned by Master Distiller Barry Crockett. Distilled in 1973 and aged to perfection in his private cellar for 30 years at the Old Midleton Distillery, Ireland.