Midleton 1998 James J. Fox Single Cask
- Country of Produce: Ireland
- Whiskey Type: Single Pot Still
- ABV: 54.9%
- Bottle Volume: 70cl
- Distillery: Midleton
Midleton Very Rare is the ultimate expression of craftsmanship from Irish Distillers' Midleton Distillery since 1984. World renowned for its annual vintage release, once a year, Irish Distillers' Master Distiller hand-selects the finest and rarest whiskeys from the inventory of Midleton Distillery before blending them to create a true whiskey masterpiece, often referred to as the "pinnacle of Irish whiskey".
To celebrate special occasions and partnerships, the Master Distiller creates single pot Irish whiskey expressions of outstanding quality and refinement for the Midleton Very Rare family. In this latest expression, they are celebrating their partnership with us in James J. Fox, Dublin's iconic cigar & whiskey bonders, trading for 140 years and 5 generations of the Fox family on 119 Grafton Street.
Nose: Initial notes of rich smouldering oak, dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans with spices of anise giving liquorice tones along with nutmeg and cinnamon. Delicate fruit notes slowly emerge adding a light zesty character creating further depth and complexity.
Palate: Robust pot still spices at the fore that slowly subside revealing a sweet and silky mouth coating texture with hints of toffee fudge and vanilla along with subtle fruit undertones adding notes of zesty lime and mandarin.
Finish: Rich and lasting with the spices eventually fading allowing the oak and sweet fruits to linger until the very end.