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We are delighted to welcome you to the Midleton Very Rare 1825 Room, the private home of the Midleton Very Rare appreciator. As a member of the 1825 Room you will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive whiskeys only available to members, discover stories on the history of Midleton Distillery and the world of Midleton Very Rare, delve into limited edition interviews with our Masters, and ‘of course’ be the first to hear of Midleton Very Rare releases.

We’re a veritable warehouse of rare whiskey knowledge. Why not start by indulging the senses with our in-depth tasting notes, discovering a rarely seen cask finish, or exploring new releases with the guidance of our Masters, and then raise a glass to the only source of Midleton Very Rare information you’ll ever need.
Step into the 1825 Room and let us open the doors of Midleton Distillery to you.

Our Master Distiller

We take pride in the people that make our Midleton Distillery such a special place. From our distillers to our blenders, each individual uses their knowledge, craft and passion to create a whiskey worthy of excitement and special occasions.  

The latest release in our Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach collection is a unique one, it is also the first Dair Ghaelach whiskey crafted by our Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman. Kevin’s role covered a wealth of steps in the process to creating this rare whiskey. It was with his knowledge and passion that the intricate decisions and final touches were implemented to create a whiskey we’re proud of.  

Another key figure, to name only two, in the creation of Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood was Deirdre O’Carroll—a Blender in our Midleton Distillery. Her role allowed the specific taste of this rare whiskey to grace bottles, glasses and palates across the globe. She used her expertise to help balance the fruity and spicy nature of a Single Pot Still whiskey with the natural flavour profile of the virgin native Irish oak. Despite her years of experience and knowledge, she will forever be in awe of the beautiful yet distinct flavours that come from each of the seven trees available in the Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood collection.   

To produce the perfect palate, Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood was nosed and tasted every month by our Master Distiller, Kevin O’Gorman, our Master Blender, Billy Leighton, and Blender, David McCabe. After they all kept a vigilant watch on the liquid for two years, the Irish oak influence was deemed to have struck a perfect balance with the Single Pot Still character. The first Irish whiskey to be matured in Irish oak from County Laois.  

This whiskey is as individual as it is irresistible; whiskey as satisfyingly Irish as it is undeniably elegant—and we have our people to thank for that.