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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Top 10 spirits launches in February 2020

The “world’s first” carbon-neutral gin, a Bourbon cask-finished Courvoisier spirit drink and Ireland’s “oldest” Irish whiskey range were among the top products unveiled last month. With Dry January over, spirits producers unveiled their latest innovations in February to attract new drinkers. Gin dominated our list with new line extensions from Gordon’s, which continued to build on its flavoured portfolio, while Hendrick’s and Martin Miller’s unveiled limited edition offerings in the UK. Cognac brand Courvoisier experimented…

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Midleton Very Rare unveils Ireland’s ‘oldest’ whiskey range

Irish Distillers has revealed the first limited edition single malt in the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection – a 45-year-old whiskey priced at US$40,000. The 45-year-old Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter One is the first whiskey to be launched from the range. It is the first official release from the site in 16 years and contains some of the last drops from the distillery. The spirit used to make the single malt whiskey…

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Irish Distillers unveils Midleton Very Rare 2019

Irish Distillers has revealed the 2019 edition in its Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey collection – the 36th iteration in the series. Midleton Very Rare 2019 combines single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys selected by master distiller Brian Nation. Each cask has been matured exclusively in lightly charred ex-Bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years ­­– marking the oldest casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare expression. “Each year,…

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