Midleton 1999 James J. Fox Single Cask (40219)
- Country of Produce: Ireland
- Whiskey Type: Single Pot Still
- ABV: 46%
- Bottle Volume: 70cl
- Distillery: Midleton
A special release of Midleton, originally bottled to celebrate our 130th anniversary in 2011. The Midleton James Fox single cask pure pot still Irish whiskey has been distilled in large copper pot stills from a mash of both malted and unmalted Irish barley.
The distillate is categorised as one of medium weight. Crafted by Barry Crockett, Midleton's then-Master Distiller, the style is a more approachable version of the traditional Post Still whiskey spirits produced at Midleton.
In creating this rare whiskey, one first-fill American Bourbon barrel was selected from Midleton Warehouse No.M21A by Barry Crockett and David Mc Grane – then-Managing Director at James Fox. The whiskey was filtered to remove wood char prior to being bottled at 46% ABV, without using chill filtration.
Only 196 bottles of this rare and collectable whiskey were bottled, all numbered and bearing the signature of Barry Crockett, and presented in a beautiful wooden box.
Nose: Crisp cereal notes of barley mingle with delicate spices, typical of this style of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. The charred oak and light tannins from the ex-bourbon barrel, combine effortlessly with notes of coconut oil and marshmallow. There are also aromas of freshly cut grass.
Palate: A sweet initial mouth coating evolves into a full rich tribute to a top grade American oak barrel. Creamy vanilla balances with the more earthy flavours of charred oak. A touch of green apple and ripening banana add to the complexity.
Finish: Pleasantly long with barley grains lingering as the rich flavours subside.