Midleton Very Rare 2018 is the 35th annual edition of the Very Rare series which was first launched in 1984. Created by master distiller Brian Nation, this is a blend of single grain and single pot still whiskeys. The whiskey aged exclusively in lightly charred American oak ex-bourbon barrels for 12-28 years. Available globally beginning October 2018.
Previous Vintage review below
Wine Enthusiast 96 points – TOP 100 SPIRITS OF 2017 – Complex, robust, and hard to put down, this sipper offers big, buttery, toasty flavor. Look for creme brulee and custard, caramel apple and brioche rounding into a gently spiced finish. Limited production..Kara Newman, December/2017
Only two Master Distillers have had the privilege of preserving the legacy of the world’s most sought-after Irish Whiskey, Barry Crockett and Brian Nation. Created in 1984 by Master Distiller Emeritus Barry Crockett, Midleton Very Rare is the ultimate expression of his art and expertise. Once a year, Master Distiller, Brian Nation honours Barry’s vision by handpicking only the finest and rarest whiskeys from the Midleton Distillery warehouses and carefully blends them to create each annual vintage of Midleton Very Rare. Each bottle is individually numbered and signed by the Master Distiller, the mark of a true whiskey masterpiece. Midleton Very Rare is consistently awarded the highest honours at the world’s most respected whisky awards.