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  • 92

    Midleton Very Rare Blended Irish Whiskey (700ml) - 2019 Bottling

    IRELAND
    $299. 00 Bottle
    $3588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    Often considered the pinnacle of Irish Whiskey, another vintage of this collectable release has arrived in Australia. This is the 36th edition and stocks are well down on last years. The 2019 bottling is composed of hand-selected single pot still and single grain whiskeys, each of which have been matured in lightly-charred, ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 12 and 28 years.

    Other reviews... A classic with its nose of toffee, vanilla, treacle tarts, and fragrant pot still spices. Initially, flavors of green apple, red fruits, toffee, nimble spices, caramel, and vanilla before a minty master class: rubbed mint leaves become peppermint, developing into After Eight mints, then cool mints. Taste for a minute or more for the full experience. The smooth finish has clove, pepper, and bitter dark chocolate. Collectibles.
    94 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Spring 2020)

    ...one of the better Midletons for a while and really going full out for maximum meltdown effect. Classy, if slightly flawed.
    92 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021