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While every Irish forest, estate and wood that is chosen to house a prestigious and rare Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach whiskey is special, this release is particularly special for one reason—Kilranelagh Estate is an investment for the future of coopering oak. Irish Distillers has partnered with Forestry Genetic Research Trust to create an Oak Seed Orchard Project that will curate the next generation of Irish oak forests, and its home lies on the grounds of Kilranelagh Estate, not far from where the very Irish Oak used to create this Dair Ghaelach release grew for over a century.  

The Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach collection is an homage to the dedication and care generations have taken to protect Irish oaks. Just as everything on this earth has it’s time and its place, when it comes time for Irish oak to be felled to make way for the new generation of Irish oak to come, Midleton Very Rare is proud to be a part of the oaks second life—as a cask for our prestigious whiskey.  

Together with the family who have run and managed Kilranelagh Estate since the 1600s, the team at Midleton Very Rare want to ensure that we are always giving back to the land, and when Irish oak trees are felled, it is only because their time has come, and we are planting more in their place. Nestled in the rolling hills of Wicklow, together with our forestry specialist partners, Kilranelagh Estate was chosen as the home for our Oak Seed Orchard Project which will grow strong and tall over the next century, gifting the nature around with their dappled light and beauty.  

This Oak Seed Orchard Project is an investment in the future of Irish coopering oak and will curate the next generation of Irish oak forests. Kilranelagh Estate was specially chosen for this exciting project by the team at Midleton Very Rare and our forestry partners, and while we will not reap the rewards of its beauty and importance in our lifetime, we are proud to be playing a role in ensuring sustainable re-introduction of Irish oak to woodlands across the country.  

Every Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach release is a testament to our commitment to celebrating and replenishing native Irish woodlands, and this fifth chapter, our Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kilranelagh Estate whiskey allows you, whiskey appreciators, connoisseurs and collectors to play your part in ensuring that when Irish oak is felled to make its powerful impact on a special whiskey, it is done with great consideration, care and sustainability at its core. When you purchase a bottle of Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kilranelagh Wood, you are part of our mission to re-introduce more Irish oak to our landscape for generations to come.  

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kilranelagh Wood is a testament to generations of mastery, care, and dedication to produce a whiskey which is as satisfyingly Irish as it is undeniably elegant.