Midleton Dair Ghaelach Tree 7

Overall rating
90.47/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB67849
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin Irish Oak Collection
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Virgin Irish Oak Hogsheads Finish
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Grinsell's Wood Ballaghtobin Estate
Bottle code
L504031020
Barcode
5011007025618
Added on
12 may 2015 10:19 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 269.68

19 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Midleton Dair Ghaelach Tree 7

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.47 points.

  1. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very good stuff. Did well in the opened bottle
    developed. If you look at the empty glass after a while
    there is even some incense aroma when sniffs.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Sniff carefully because of the high alcohol strength / noble sweetness / apple / vanilla / slightly sour fruit / very pleasant wood notes / after a while a little peach is added / later crushed leaves of black currants / due to the warmth of the hand very nice development over time / cinnamon , Nutmeg and cumin / menthol / a slightly metallic note / that's a really great sniff
    • Taste
      94 94
      Immediately nice, sweet and creamy / again the spices / dry fruity / pleasant dryness / delicate tannins / draws a lot of water in the mouth / tickles slightly on the tongue / pink greapfruit / exactly my thing
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium to long / sweet / delicate wood, fruit and spice notes / still pink greapfruit / calming

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  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    what a crazy whiskey
    wow - yes, I am Heaven

    Buy recommendation
    • Nose
      spicy fruity snappy
      Woodruff on cool sweet pudding
      Cucumber barrel in a raw wooden barrel
      You smell the wood fibers
      Vanilla, sour cherries, wood fibers,
    • Taste
      Wow
      how cool is that
      resinous, sweet, spicy, herbs
      sharp and soft
      he irritates you
      in the next moment he caresses you
      liquid light honey on dark honey cake
      Great
    • Finish
      medium length
      the mouth says goodbye gently, pleasantly
      soft seasoning makes your mouth moist

      Yes, I am in Heaven
      90 out of 100 points

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. craide scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    So far the Redbreast have always been my standard Irish whiskey. But this one goes one better. Unfortunately also in terms of price. Great flavors, harmonious, balanced and quite complex. More than successful. A clear, high-quality line from the nose to the finish. You can take your time there.
    • Nose
      92 92
      First, a softer, more gentle, intense beginning. In addition, many exotic fruits, melon, peach, mango, pineapple that come through very well in combination with sweet honey and a great oak flavor. Caramelized oranges, plums and raisins, some spices of cinnamon, cloves, marzipan. In addition a nice intensive note of vanilla. Subtle nut / almond flavors in the background. Little by little, some of the 57% comes through in the form of a slightly cooling, mint note. Close to the Redbreast and yet different, more intense.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Spicy, typical Potstill approach for me. Slightly peppery with the great exotic fruit notes. The spices combine with raisins and oranges to create a beautiful Christmas fruit cake. In addition baked apple with vanilla sauce. Malty, woody without being bitter. Alcohol is also well integrated. Water is not absolutely necessary for me. But I will test the next dram. Leaves a warm, pleasant mouthfeel. Very successful, harmonious whiskey that has a lot to offer.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium-long finish, with a good dose of malt, fine honey-sweet, and a bit bitter espresso.
      In addition, the beautiful pot still seasoning remains in the mouth for a little longer, and the exotic fruits also show up again and again. Great ending

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. McMoulis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Dramned! scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    After the Redbreast 21, this is another Irishman who makes me sore with enthusiasm. This Midleton is indeed a little experience. Full-bodied and full of überbordener flavors you can spend a whole evening with him.
    If you've never had a typical Irish potstill whiskey in your glass, it's better not to start with this one. The intensity above all of the complex oak flavors could overstrain. No question, the maturation in Irish oak barrels could expand and deepen the range of flavors significantly. An extremely successful experiment.
    More information and photos:
    https://dramned.blog/2019/01/16/midleton-dair-ghaelach/
    • Nose
      The aromas stream out of the glass intensely and with an unbelievable fullness. The first spicy sweet impressions with a hint of Schuhwichse reminiscent of a Bourbon or well matured Rye. But then an unmistakable sweet pot still spice with lots of malt and forest honey, in addition to freshly peeled juicy oranges, which stimulate abruptly the salivary glands. Overripe pineapple and papaya remind of the Redbreast from the same house. Lots of sweet vanilla with a caramel crust deepen the experience. And then oak wood in all kinds. It shimmers again and again old, slightly musty wood of the Erstreifungen, but determining are the fresh oak staves. The bring flavors of freshly picked barley stalks, roasted coffee beans and smooth planed bare oak beams in a joinery. No bitterness, no overlay, everything is wonderfully sorted next to each other. In all, the alcohol is well integrated, so called for a cooling breeze forest air.
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth begins immediately a terrific spectacle of aromas. He can not deny the relationship to the Redbreast here, but tropical fruits such as honeydew melons and passion fruit flash only sparingly. Sweet honey, oranges and a fabulously intense woody aroma set the direction. Without any bitterness, the oak wood is omnipresent and mouth-filling. Sage, thyme, cinnamon and cloves provide a decent load of spice, with plenty of vanilla and salt caramel and espresso. Juicy ripe and sugar-sweet citrus fruits let the saliva flow liters by liter. The strong alcohol rinses the whole thing warming and intense over each region in the mouth, without burning even rudimentary.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and determined by fruity sweetness. First and foremost melons and oranges, backed by a spicy malt sweetness. And again a lot of dry spicy oak wood. Similar to the Readbreast, the comforting smacking does not want to end, it sounds so nice and intense.

  11. macog scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Well, I can not describe that as beautiful as many describe it. But it is totally delicious and worth its price. The nose is so fruity and so much in the mouth. Irish class, as well as the Redbreast 21. Say one, the Irish can not, here's a great thing out. I've tasted tree 9 and 7, a little different, but no matter, buy before they're gone. Do not collect, drink!

  12. Sandman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Raisins, plums, blueberries, raspberry, cherries, red grapes, cinnamon, hazelnut, chocolate, rubber, hint of sulfur and leather.
    • Taste
      Rubber, chocolate, raisins, plums, blueberries, raspberry, red grapes, cherries, hazelnut, leather, licorice, cinnamon, orange, and baked apples.
    • Finish
      Medium-sized, rubber, chocolate, raisins, hazelnut, full of dark fruit, prunes, little leather, orange and liquorice.

  13. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, sweet vanilla, yellow fruits and black (peach and blackberries), it is honeyed, woody!
    In the mouth, we do not smell much alcohol, but the scents explode, with more wood and fruits that mix with the palate, sweet spices, creamy sensation!
    In the final, alcohol return there with warmth, rather long finish on the association maderized fruits and woody.
    A very good end of meal dram!
    • Nose
      sweet spices, vanilla, important woody, dust, fruit on sherry.

  14. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very special and full-bodied thing, proves what the Irish have it all, very delicious
    • Nose
      Very bourbon-like, oak, a lot of vanilla, sweetness, honey, hints of coffee, fruit bushes, very intense
    • Taste
      Strong onset, warming, vanilla oak, berries (lighter), clove, apricot, cinnamon, apple compote, creamy toffee, rice pudding
    • Finish
      Long, slightly peppery dry, but also with a pleasant sweetness

  15. jankes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Noface83 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Wow what an exotic part. A mixture of pot still character, old bourbon, exotic spices and liquid oak - ingenious!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  17. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Maturing in Irish oak barrel. If sustainable forestry and a "personally known" tree from the County of Kilkenny still such a whiskey succeed - great thing. You often wish that in the glass.
    • Nose
      A strong, spicy yet fresh pot still nose. With the addition of a little water, the previously intertwined aromas separate and split into wood and resin notes, almond and grassy notes of hay and straw. You can deal with your nose for a while.
    • Taste
      The entrance is wonderfully soft and fruity. Dried plums and spice cake dominate the first impression. In addition, a distinctly woody note to taste - Baum no. 7? The fruits become stronger over time, so that a taste develops like a wintery spiced fruit punch. A small spoon of cocoa powder is also included.
    • Finish
      He stays on the tongue for a long time. Creamy and oily, spicy, pleasantly woody, fruit sweet towards the end.

  19. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It's just so delicious and successful (yes, I like Virgin Oak ...), I do not feel like complaining about the price. Numbered single bottles of barrels of numbered trees from crass concrete named Irish forest costs just ... who has it, has a really good Irishman with funny story / bottle, who does not, buys something else beautiful.
    • Nose
      spicy, Christmas - cinnamon, forest honey, Christmas tree, gingerbread ... oak, light resin notes ... good, intense, really somewhere between "under the Christmas tree" and "I'm standing in the woods" ;-)
    • Taste
      and again very spicy, cinnamon, cloves, pleasant spiciness, vanilla, burnt sugar and milk chocolate, and a strong bourbon touch (but without the often dreaded solvent or adhesive aromas) ... and wood, wood, wood
      ,
      ,
      ,
      intense, great mouthfeel, water runs together and so ...
    • Finish
      long ... cinnamon chocolate with pepper ... and again a decent sweet board on the mouth

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