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Whisky Reviews for Midleton Very Rare
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.71 points
- 01.06.2018 Whiskey bought in Wiesbaden 127,90 €
- Medium gold pour. Nose is a pleasant, safe melange of smooth grains, fresh cream, light orchard fruits, raw alcohol. Mouth is sweet and creamy, with floral notes (grasses, field flowers) and a finish of light grain alcohol. Nice stuff, in the same vein as Green Spot. Unlike the indie Irish that people have been digging lately. Safe.
- Disappointing. Really disappointing. Since also helps the - admittedly - attractive packaging nothing. Considering the fact that Midleton boasts the use of up to 22-year-old barrels, this whiskey is called both "supreme selection" and "a truly exclusive whiskey" - and you then also over 100, - € for it should flip over - you can only shake my head. For a fraction of the purchase price you get from the same distillery bottlings, which surpass them here by far. That does not even have to be a Jameson 18, since a grip on the 12yo is enough.
Very hesitantly, the Very Rare can look in the cards and shows after a while ripe green apples, grated to a compote and mixed with pears and vanilla sugar. Oak is swinging in the background. Search for spice notes for a while longer. Once found, white pepper and a touch of thyme are evident.
In the beginning mild, then warming. Some fruit on a wooden board, enriched with vanilla and caramel, seasoned with mild spices. That was it already.
Short, with vanilla and oak.