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THE VINTAGE RELEASE

Introducing our Midleton Very Rare 2024 Vintage Release

Since 1984, each Master Distiller of Midleton Very Rare has used their expertise and skill to bring a new Vintage Release to our portfolio. This year, in 2024, Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman has perfected Midleton Very Rare 2024 Vintage Release as a testament to 40 years of Midleton Very Rare mastery.

2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Midleton Very Rare and 40 years since our Master Distiller Emeritus Barry Crockett paved a path for our status as the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. By utilising the finest raw materials, the most advanced techniques and a dedicated team of craftspeople, Barry Crockett created a legacy that has grown through the commitment and skill of the Master Distillers and teams that followed him.

Midleton Very Rare stands apart from many luxurious whiskeys on the market. Not only is it a rare example of Irish whiskey and all that it has been known for throughout generations, it has the weight of three Master Distillers behind it, bringing a level of consistency and quality that is simply unsurpassed.

This special vintage release, a true landmark in our portfolio of annual vintage releases, has been crafted with care by Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman and his team.

Kevin O'Gorman, Master Distiller

“While every year the Master Distiller adds their own unique touch to the final product, the profile and very essence of Midleton Very Rare remains the same. When creating the annual vintage, my aim is to preserve the timeless elegance and finesse of the liquid that has become synonymous with the Midleton Very Rare brand over the last forty years, while introducing my own twist by carefully adjusting elements such as grain and pot still whiskey contributions, as well as cask selections, to unveil new flavours. We believe we have achieved just that with this year’s remarkable annual vintage, which we look forward to sharing with you all.”

Kevin O’Gorman, Master Distiller

Drawing upon his wealth of experience in both distillation and maturation, O’Gorman has artfully created a whiskey that remains true to the Midleton Very Rare profile, while introducing a subtle yet defining twist for this year’s annual vintage.

Midleton Very Rare 2024
ABV 40%
Aroma

Richly scented vanilla with delightful floral and herbal notes to the fore, while aromas of orchard fruits gently build over time, adding ripe apple and sweet pear. The pot still spices, complemented by the nuanced American oak, add warming notes of cinnamon, clove and freshly mown hay that mingle with the delectable notes of toffee and heather honey.

Taste

Silky smooth and luscious at first with mouth-watering tropical fruit notes of peach and nectarine, combining effortlessly with the decadent tastes of crème brûlée, toffee-apple and chocolate dipped honeycomb. The delicate floral grain qualities and full-bodied pot still spices combine seamlessly with the charred oak influences, showcasing a wonderfully balanced yet complex and elegant whiskey.

Finish

Lasting finish which sees the fruits and American oak continue to softly linger until the very end.

More Ways to Celebrate Midleton Very Rare’s 40th Anniversary

Midleton Very Rare Ruby Edition

40th Anniversary Ruby Edition

To celebrate 40 years of Midleton Very Rare, the pinnacle of Irish whiskey, Irish Distillers is thrilled to launch the Midleton Very Rare 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition. An exquisite blend of single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys, with an age range spanning four decades and finished in a ruby port cask, only the most exceptional and rarest liquids from the Midleton store house have been selected and masterfully married to form this expression. 

Midleton Very Rare Ruby Edition

40th Anniversary Ruby Edition NFT

To build on this historic anniversary, Midleton Very Rare are launching a special Ruby Edition NFT bottle. In collaboration with Keane’s Jewellers in Co. Cork, this unique bottle features hand engraved 18-carat solid gold on both the neck and stopper and thirty-two rubies encrusted within the neck collar, making it a true collector’s item, and a unique piece of art. The 32 rubies are extremely unique in that they are identical in both quality and style.

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