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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Midleton adds third whiskey to Dair Ghaelach series

Irish Distillers has unveiled the third whiskey in its Dair Ghaelach collection – Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest. The new release was finished for two years in casks made from virgin Irish oak grown in Knockrath Forest, County Wicklow. Bottled at cask strength between 56.1% ABV and 56.6% ABV, Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest is available to purchase in Ireland, the UK, France, the US and China at an RRP of…

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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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The biggest spirits stories of 2018

Jaw-dropping auction prices, ambitious expansion plans and punitive Bourbon tariffs made for a dramatic year in the spirits world – we look back at the biggest stories to shake the sector in 2018. Last year, the US found itself embroiled in numerous trade wars, which began in March when US president Donald Trump revealed plans to impose a 25% import duty on steel and a 10% import duty on aluminium. The UK also hit headlines…

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