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.