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Overall rating
84.78/100
votes
29
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Casktype
1st Fill & Refill Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2015 12:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 358,92

7 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Midleton Very Rare

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Bland, flat and tasteless.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Mint, citrus and camphor. Some pepper and basil.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Oily mess.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Dry and short finish.

  2. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    07.04.2018 Stammtisch in Schifferstadt with Dennis

  3. fileosoph scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  4. jankes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by The celtic Whiskey Shop:

    The latest edition in the Midleton Very Rare series is one of our favourite yet. This time round it seems to offer up a lot more pot still character and also a more spicy, oak character. It even reminds us a little of some of the recent Midleton Virgin Oak single cask releases. Like last year's bottling this now carries the signature of new-ish Master Distiller Brian Nation.Colour: Bright bronze.

    Aromas: Lively, fruity and ester filled aromas on the nose. A second nosing reveals some spicy notes of clove, crystallised ginger, boiled sweets, candied orange peel, pineapple and dried apricots.

    Palate: Powerful and assertive on the palate. A bit of a departure from previous bottlings. This is quite muscular and richly flavoured with perhaps a higher pot still content than before. Quite reminiscent of some of the recent virgin oak single cask editions. This begins with sweet, orange citrus and pineapple then quickly becomes quite peppery and spicy with flavours of cloves, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla.

    Finish: Great length with the complex flavours continuing to evolve all the way to the finish.

    Nota: the types of Barrels used for ageing are predominantly first fill and refill Bourbon barrels.

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