Midleton 48 Year Old – Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Four

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SKU: 310778
  • Country of Produce: Ireland
  • Whiskey Type: Single Pot Still
  • ABV: 53.9%
  • Bottle Volume: 70cl
  • Distillery: Midleton Distillery, County Cork.

Bottle no.: #11.

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Presenting the fourth release of Midleton Very Rare’s Silent Distillery Collection, marking the next chapter in Ireland’s oldest collection of Irish whiskey. This 48-year-old blend features the finest Pot Still and grain whiskeys, aged to perfection. The collection comprises six exceptional releases, each drawing inspiration from elements that define its opulence. Originating from the renowned Old Midleton Distillery, operational from 1825 to 1975, the first release debuted in 2020. Annually until 2025, Midleton Very Rare will unveil a new chapter, offering a glimpse into this historic distillery’s legacy.

Once a vibrant hub of whiskey production, Old Midleton fell silent in 1975. Now, this exclusive collection preserves its whiskey brilliance, meticulously crafted and elegantly presented in unique cabinets of unrivaled quality. Available to a select few, each bottle represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of Midleton Very Rare history, a privilege few will taste.

Overseen by esteemed Master Distillers at Midleton Very Rare, this whiskey has evolved under their guidance, with each successor ensuring the protection of its legacy.

Tasting notes:
Nose: Notes of chocolate dipped honeycomb with caramelised red apples and quince jelly. Luxurious aromas are enhanced by the sweetness of coffee cake and vanilla-scented cream, while earthy fragrances are matched by those of an antique, cedarwood cigar box. Dried flowers, that still carry delicate waves of a floral perfume, add to the array of flavours.

Palate: An explosion of fruits at first with fresh plums, peaches, and dried apricot. A hint of chilli oil and grated ginger follows. Delicate oak tannins, perfectly balanced with the fruits and pot still spices, work in harmony with a suggestion of mature Roquefort cheese. Floral and sweet grain whiskey add finesse, making this a wonderfully complex blend that is silk-textured and full-bodied.

Finish: Stone fruits and soft spices continue to linger for a time, with the oak tannins quietly fading into the background.