Friday, April 9, 2021

Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020

2020 in stock now!

Sure to be a collector's item. This is the last one made by Brian Nation, master distiller. Brian Nation took over after working 10 years alongside the legendary Barry Crockett and Midleton Very Rare 2020 showcases single pot still and single grain whiskeys aged from 13 to 35 years in lightly charred ex-Bourbon American oak barrels.  For this year’s Very Rare bottling, Nation selected a higher pot still inclusion when compared to previous vintages, while also increasing the use of refill barrels among his choice of casks.

Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020....$199.99
Midleton Very Rare 2020 Release, like the year, is one of note. It starts sweet with vanilla and red apple, before the more robust spices, cinnamon and clove with a slice of root ginger, show their presence. There is a polished antique wood contribution from the barrels alongside some light tannins and dark oak.

Midleton Very Rare 2020 release is Brian Nation’s last creation as Master Distiller. A fitting legacy to an iconic Master who now passes the title on to Kevin O’Gorman.  The 2021 release will be the first batch from Kevin O'Gorman

Just two Master Distillers have had the privilege of preserving the legacy of the world’s most sought-after Irish Whiskey. Created in 1984 by Master Distiller Emeritus Barry Crockett, Midleton Very Rare is the ultimate expression of his art and expertise. Once a year, Master Distiller, Brian Nation honours Barry’s vision by handpicking the finest and rarest whiskeys available and carefully blends them to create each annual vintage of Midleton Very Rare.Only a select number of casks are deemed of sufficient excellence and rarity to bear the Midleton Very Rare name, making this The Pinnacle of Irish Whiskey. -- importer

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