Everyone, and i mean everyone at the Midleton stand looked very shifty when i enquired about this one. By appointment only it seemed, and given the scarcity of this juice it's understandable. After some internal consultation and personnel disappearances, back came a bottle too rare even for pictures. A quick pour and back it went, away from the gaze of the Redbreast guzzlers. Retailing at â‚¬1500, this is a single casks bottling with outturn of only 84 bottles.
N: A soft potency. Floral fruity with a touch of floral chalky talc.
T: Arrives not as a grain at first but then as a grain later on - a cracking one at that.
F: Acts now like an old old grain [40+] and a super well behaved one. Plenty of tannins but there are no cask imbalance issues whatsoever.
C: Pretty special.Scores an A-