Available only from the Single Malt Shop online, comes this exceptionally limited release of Midleton Very Rare Single Cask 24-year-old. Belying a cask strength of 57.3%, it gives smooth notes of vanilla and crème brulée on the nose, leading to a taste of ripe melon and orange peel, along with sweet demerara sugar. The wonderful lingering finish of oak and sweet fruits is truly something to savour. The perfect Christmas gift for lovers of Midleton whiskey with only 96 bottles released.
As a means to raise some much needed funds for Focus Ireland during the Christmas season, The Single Malt Shop will be donating a bottle of the Midleton Very Rare 24 Year Old for a charity draw. It’s taking place live on the “Words on Whiskey” show going out from The Irish Whiskey Magazine Facebook page on December 1st at 7.30pm. Anyone who donates €20 or more will be automatically entered into a draw to win the €990 bottle.
Within the atmospheric warehouses surrounding the distillery, countless oak barrels sleep soundly as their contents gently improve with age. It was from this incomparable selection of casks that Midleton Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman and The Single Malt Shop selected just one as their very first Midleton Very Rare Single Cask. The American virgin oak barrel they chose, yielded just 96 bottles of a stunning 24-year-old single pot still Midleton Very Rare, that can only be purchased from The Single Malt Shop.
Nose- Aromatic wood oils, perfumed smoked oak with ripe peaches and dried banana chips. Pot still spice intensity with dark roasted coffee beans and crème brulée, characteristics of vanilla and caramelised sugars, while nostalgic notes of warm leather and antique furniture build in intensity, showcasing the many years spent in oak.
Palate – Full bodied texture with the wood tannins and pot still distillate, combining effortlessly, while fruit notes of ripe melon and orange peel work in tandem with hints of sweet demerara sugar, salted caramel and white chocolate. Undertones of toasted walnuts and cinnamon linger quietly in the background, slowly building in intensity over time.
Finish – The spices build to a crescendo before softly fading leaving the old oak and sweet fruits to have the final say
With just 96 bottles created from this barrel, it is one of the most limited releases of Midleton whiskey and can only be purchased from The Single Malt Shop.
- Cask number- #28824
- Cask type – Virgin American Oak
- Age – 24 years old
- ABV- 57.3%
- Bottles available – 96 individually numbered bottles.
- Price – €990