Midleton 47 Year Old – Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Three

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SKU: 310676
  • Country of Produce: Ireland
  • Whiskey Type: Single Pot Still
  • Bottle Volume: 70cl
  • Distillery: Midleton Distillery, County Cork.

Bottle no.: #11.

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In 1854, craftsmen erected a colossal copper pot still at Old Midleton Distillery, deemed the world's largest. Operated by skilled "fire men," it could heat over 30,000 gallons daily. Although its fires ceased in 1975, the still stands as a symbol of Midleton Very Rare's beginnings. Now, it inspires the third release of the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery, the oldest collection of Irish whiskey ever crafted.

The passion for perfection, akin to the flames once fuelling the old pot still, continues to drive Midleton's Master Distillers through generations. Their legacy, combined with innovation, shines through extraordinary figures like Max Crockett, Barry Crockett, Brian Nation, and now Kevin O’Gorman. After nearly 25 years honing his craft at Midleton Distillery, Kevin proudly follows in their footsteps. Inspired by their wisdom, creativity, and vision, he adds his unique touch to the latest addition to the distinguished Midleton Very Rare collection, crafting a whiskey worthy of its place at the peak of Irish distilling.

Tasting notes:
Nose: The first impression is a rich medley of forest fruits. Notes of sugar-glazed cherries, earthy and toffee tones of muscovado sugar and almond flake follow, complementing the oak’s enduring influence on the spirit. Aromas reminiscent of worn, leather-bound ledgers and pipe tobacco linger, while measured levels of pot still spices add their own delicate presence.

Palate: Opens with a luxuriously rich and full-bodied texture accompanied by notes of freshly brewed dark roasted coffee, caramelised fruits, crushed pistachio and hazelnut. Hints of dried herbs and peppermint add further complexity, along with the oak’s soft tannins and subtle pot still spices.

Finish: A lasting finish finds soft fruits and old pot still spices lingering in harmony with the oak and emphasises how decades of undisturbed ageing can create such balance and complexity.