Midleton 20th Anniversary Irish Whiskey
is a commemorative edition issued on the 20th anniversary of the launch of the flagship Midleton Very Rare whiskey. It is bottled at cask strength. The bottle comes with two crystal glasses with which to enjoy your whiskey. Only 400 bottles were produced.
Midleton today is the main distillery of the Irish Distiller Group of Pernod-Ricard. They produce the “majority” of all Irish whiskey. It was founded in 1796 as a woolen plant until the 1820s when it was converted to whiskey production (James, Murphy & Co). They eventually merged with other distilleries to become the Cork Distillers Company. They claim to have the world’s largest still with a reported capacity of 31,618 gallons. Midleton whiskey is known for being “very rare” pot still whiskey, which means it is generated in batches and a claim to old-fashioned production techniques. In 1966, Cork Distillers merged with Jameson to become the Irish Distillers Group. At that time, the Midleton Distillery became the New Midleton Distillery when it was expanded and modernized. The Irish Distillers Group is still in existence today under the ownership and Direction of Pernod-Ricard.