To celebrate special occasions, our Master Distiller creates exclusive editions of outstanding quality and refinement. And so Barry Crockett’s 1825 tradition of innovation and the highest level of distilling continues today in the Single Post Still Whiskey’s of Midleton.
Single pot still is the only style of whiskey that is exclusively made in Ireland. Where single malt is produced from 100% malted barley, pure pot still whiskey uses a combination of malted and unmalted barley. This mixed mash gives the whisky a distinctive spiciness known as ‘pot still character’. It has a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel and spicy, orchard fruit flavour.
By the end of the 19th century, there was more pure pot still whiskey leaving Ireland’s shores than any other whiskey style from any other country. By the 1980s, however, it was a style that had almost died out, surviving only in the form of the whiskies made at Midleton Distillery.
2011 saw the launch of the Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton to rejuvenate the popular style of whiskey to its former glory. The pinnacle of the range, Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy, marked the first time since John Jameson that an Irish Distillers product had been named after a Master Distiller.