Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Sep 2014 11:08 am by xllx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 839.53

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32 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Midleton 1998

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.10 points

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's good for sherry lovers that love a bomb with finishing. Unfortunately not for me, but still good nonetheless.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Old books, candied apple, raisins, musky barnyard, hay, burnt grapes, oak staves. Cherry mush, cranberry and pomegranate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Warm sweet sensation with earth like notes. Bitter chocolate to finish. A sherry bomb this one is. Oak feel, not overly dry nor wet, just right.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Bitter and long, bitter in a good way. Warm lengthy chocolate fondue. Some 80% dark choc.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. jankes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. wheatfield scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Deep amber pour. Nose is candied walnuts, raisins, coffee cake, various dark dried fruits. Yay. Mouth is thick and strong. Pastes of cherries, dates, and raisins. Christmas cake, some coffee cake. Alcohol burn. With a bit of water, the sweeter, cake-like notes come to the front. Great coffee crumb cake. A bit of that grain alcohol finish I find in lots of Irish whiskies. Fairly thick feel. A great one, this.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during an Irish Whiskey Tasting @van Zuylen, November 2016

    nose: mocha, druid fruit, cacao, maggi, apple syrup, apple butter, old leather, spicy, motor-oil, molasses

    taste: bitter black coffee, lots and lots of concentrated fruit, liquorish, metal pipe.

    finish: very long

    overal: a very intens sherry bomb. i miss some more balance to make it really good. 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Spicy sherry, chocolate and floral, Darker and firmer than usual pure
    pot stills, sweet malt, tinned fruits, good strength and direct. Some
    puffy charred on the tail. Missing some old sherry notes, almost like a
    single malt. Medium on the finish, delicious but not lasting.— at 61 Monarchy.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW: Very different from the 1997 vintage version aged in bourbon casks from our 2013 Collection, a true fruity standard from the Midleton distillery, this 1998 vintage aged in sherry casks is a pleasure to blur the slopes. Indeed, whether it is on the nose or in the mouth, it is first of all the wine of Sherry that speaks to not let go in the final. This gives birth to a pure pot still powerful, firm to the tones much darker and tertiary than usual.
    Profile: Empyreumatic. Cocoa, roasted and woody notes (sandalwood, cedar). Sherry wine. Fruity (nuts, apricot, white peach) and spicy (saffron, coriander). Candied oranges, cherry rancio with brandy. Color: orange copper. Nose: empyreumatic, firm. Notes cocoa, roasted and woody (sandalwood, cedar) highlight the influence of sherry wine on the aromatic palette. As it goes, it becomes more and more fruity (nuts, apricot, white peach) and spicy (saffron, coriander). Candied oranges mixed with rancio cherries in brandy then form a charming duo. Palate: tense, full of vivacity. Barley and spices settle on the tongue while the walls of the palace are coated with praline, licorice and dried fruits (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts). Wonderfully balanced, it has a fine woody bitterness. Fruits full of sugars (pineapple, apple, plum) show a juicy end to mouth wish. Final: long, silky. Notes of citrus (grapefruit), heady flowers (lily, iris), liquorice, toffee, currants, infused tea leaves, rhubarb and peppermint precede a tasty retro-olfaction in the style of a café in Liège. The empty glass is marked by the liquorice stick.


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