An absolute favourite of ours here at irishmalts and highly recommended. The Very Rare Series was created in 1984 by master distiller Barry Crockett and 2017s edition has not let us down. The 34th installment has some of the oldest blends the series has ever seen with some 32 year old Midleton grain whiskey and a 26 year old single pot still whiskey. The youngest spirit is a cool 12 years old. Matured in ex bourbon barrels and non chill filtered.
- Midleton Distillery
- Alcohol Strength
- Blended Irish Whiskey
- 12 to 32 Years
|Nose||A delicate introduction of Sweet Mandarin Orange Citrus with Green Banana and Vanilla. The light Herbal notes develop until the typical Pot Still Spices, including Cardamom, Nutmeg and Peppers, show the signature Midleton style. Whilst a touch of Cedarwood and Charred American Oak add to the complexity.|
|Palate||The smooth initial mouthcoating is initially sweet with Vanilla and red Apple, before the more robust spices, Cinnamon and Clove with a slice of Root Ginger, show their presence. There is a polished Antique Wood contribution from the Barrels alongside some light Tannins and Charred Oak.|
|Finish||The finish is extra long as the spices subside giving way to Green Fruit and Stalks of Barley.|