Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey is a marriage of fewer
than 100 casks of whiskey, each of which was personally selected by Brian
Nation (Crockett's successor) out of the nearly one million casks of whiskey
currently maturing at the distillery. The whiskey — triple-distilled and aged
in lightly charred, ex-bourbon barrels for up to 25 years — has an aroma of
subtle honey, sandalwood and dried apricots. The aroma gives way to notes of
creamy vanilla, butterscotch and summer fruits (particularly strawberries and
peaches) on the palate, and ultimately leads to a long and slightly sweet
finish with a touch of cinnamon.
Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey earned the Double Gold Medal at the San
Francisco World Spirits Competition, and earned a score of 96-100 points
from Wine Enthusiast. In addition, it was named the Irish Whiskey of the
Year by Whisky Advocate in December 2014.