Introducing Midleton Very Rare Forêt de Tronçais
Introducing a rare symphonic masterpiece of whiskey craftsmanship and luxury, an exceptionally small batch release which is a first of its kind. This rare release marries the pinnacle of Irish whiskey with the Pinnacle of French Oak from the Forêt de Tronçais in France—Midleton Very Rare Forêt de Tronçais.
This whiskey has been brought to life through expertise and craftsmanship that has spanned generations. The pairing of knowledge passed down from one Master Distiller to another and the passion for coopering which has been long held at Taransaud Cooperage brings to life a treasure for whiskey collectors looking for a rare and luxurious whiskey to add to their collection.
The Pinnacle of Irish Whiskey Meets the Pinnacle of French Oak
This release features a bespoke batch of very special Midleton single grain and single pot still whiskeys matured from the 1980s to 2000s in American bourbon barrels.
This blend was expertly selected and surveyed under the watchful eye of Midleton Very Rare Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman and was finished for three years in a T5 cask from Taransaud Cooperage. This cask is as luxurious and rare as the whiskey that lay inside.
T5 casks are world-renowned due to the high degree of skill that is required to make them, and are carefully coopered from the striking and manicured oak of Tronçais forest. This oak produces a very fine-grain wood which is stringently selected and naturally seasoned in the open air for five years before being made into this specialty cask.
This marriage of two of the world’s rarest and most intricately detailed pieces of whiskey history is the perfect edition to a truly special whiskey collection. With only a limited number of bottles available, Midleton Very Rare Forêt de Tronçais is a luxurious and special release defining the excellence that comes from the pinnacle of Irish whiskey meeting the pinnacle of French oak.
Oak enriched perfumed aromas with delectable fruit notes of poached pears, caramelised apples, and orange zest. Additional notes of honeycomb and toasted hazelnut continue to evolve in tandem with the building aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. The woodland spices are brought to the fore by the elegant and measured influence of the extra fine-grained French oak, adding nuanced characteristics that enhance the pot still spices and floral grain whiskeys in this complex and aged blend.
Herbal at first, with notes of fresh peppermint and sage, weaving amongst the succulent orchard fruits and zesty orange. The oak’s subtle tannins complement the chocolate-dipped honeycomb and sweet vanilla, adding to the luscious, silken texture synonymous with Midleton’s pot still and grain whiskeys. Elevated wood spices continue to evolve adding further complexity to this intricate whiskey.
Exquisitely long finish where the fruits and spices are enveloped by the enchanting nature of the toasted wood, showcasing a harmonious balance between Irish whiskey and French oak.
For considered whiskey collectors and connoisseurs looking to add a rare symphony of taste, expertise, and spectacle to their collections, Midleton Very Rare Forêt de Tronçais is available to purchase by clicking the link below. Shipping of Midleton Very Rare Forêt de Tronçais is estimated from October 23rd.