Midleton Very Rare Whiskey 2016
effortlessly combines smoothness with some really nice, old pot still complexity. Exclusively matured in American oak barrels, this whiskey is only available in strictly limited quantities as just a small number of casks are personally selected by the Master Distiller, Barry Crockett each year. An annual selection since 1984 and thus, very collectable, each bottle is individually numbered and bears the signature of the Master Distiller as a final guarantee of outstanding quality.
Midleton Very Rare Whiskey 2016 has wonderful aromas of tropical fruits, sweet shops, candy floss, ginger snaps, toasty oak, vanilla, fresh oranges and apples. It has a smooth and soft palate showing some delicate pot still character. Honey, beeswax and floral notes to begin, followed by gently spicy notes of ground ginger, vanilla, oak, and even some old engine oil notes which are reminiscent of classic old pot still whiskeys. It has a deep golden colour.