Midleton Very Rare 2020 is Nation’s final whiskey

Irish Distillers has revealed the 2020 edition in its Midleton Very Rare whiskey collection, the last expression created by former master distiller Brian Nation. Midleton Very Rare 2020 is the 37th edition in the annual range. Nation hand selected the whiskeys for the 2020 edition during his final days as master distiller. In June 2020, Nation left Irish Distillers after 23 years to become the new master distiller for US startup O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company, which…

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A drink with… Brian Nation, Irish Distillers

The master distiller of the world’s biggest Irish whiskey – Jameson – on sustaining growth in the category through innovation. How did you start working in the industry? I joined the distillery in 1997. My background was chemical and process engineering. I didn’t expect to end up in a distillery but an opportunity came up to work as an environmental engineer at Irish Distillers for a year and then I moved into projects. That’s where…

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