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Crafting a Cabinet as Extraordinary as the Silent Distillery Collection Inside
As a light shone on the prestigious and innovative past of the now silent Old Midleton Distillery once again through the unveiling of the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection, a cabinet as intricate, luxurious and renowned as the spectacular whiskey inside was needed.
For a whiskey that grew from the grounds of Midleton prestige, an artist whose roots were as closely knit as the whiskey itself felt right. Together with John Galvin, extraordinary woodworker and talented Irish designer who grew up just a stone’s throw from the Old Midleton Distillery, the first Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection cabinet was created. Born from the fiery passion for quality craftsmanship that is shared by the team at the Midleton distillery, John handcrafted a true piece of art, built to house Ireland’s rarest whiskey.
For the release of its third chapter, master craftsman John Galvin returned to his roots for inspiration. In particular, it was the distillery’s grounds and the world’s largest pot still which ignited his inspiration. Enthralled by the blaze that birthed this extraordinary whiskey and the Midleton ‘Fire Men’ who coaxed and tamed it with a watchful eye and skilled hands, John set to find the finest wood to tell this story. John found that the rare burr elm gave the illusion of rolling flames, the best wood to represent the Midleton Fire Men who tended to the blaze which heated the pot still and created this rare whiskey.
John’s focus on sheer quality and mastery is known across the world, just like the quality of Midleton Very Rare. Together, this partnership was built on a passion as fiery and wild as the blaze that set this whiskey in motion. By always pushing himself to create a work of art greater than before and more spectacular than any he has seen, John’s artistic gifts allow Ireland’s rarest whiskey to call an equally rare masterpiece home.
To complement the work of John, artist David Rooney intricately crafted the leather to line the inside of the cabinet. A detailed artwork which tells the story of the crucial role the Fire Men had in the process of creating this 47-year-old whiskey. For if it wasn’t for the blaze that birthed this whiskey and the fiery passion that ran through each member of the Midleton family both past and present, the gift of the Silent Distillery Collection would not be yours to own, sip and savour today.