Midleton Very Rare 2014

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 20.49.09Distillery: Midleton
ABV: 40%
More Info: WhiskyBase

About time for a visit to Ireland!

The Midleton Very Rare blended whiskey is released in limited quantities every year using a blend of whiskeys aged between 12 and 25 years old.

Thanks very much to Nick for the sample.

Nose: Very soft. Apple blossom, oak chips, beeswax, egg custard tart, fresh cranberries, brown sugar and crème brûlée. A whisper of dark chocolate.

Palate: Demerara and baking spices: clove, cinnamon and liquorice. A fizzy pop element, like Panda Pop cola. Gets rich and buttery as it builds on the tongue with caramel cream and vanilla fudge.

Finish: Very creamy and long with vanilla, oak, sweet rolling tobacco and a touch of tangy pepper.

Mmm, goes down very nicely this does.

It has that characteristic Irish pot still creaminess – very smooth and moreish. It’s not massively complex, but it’s certainly been expertly crafted: Very balanced, elegant and pleasing.

The 2015 edition is still available to buy on Master of Malt for £149.70.

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