Wednesday, October 03, 2018


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of the 35th edition, of its Midleton Very Rare bottling.

Midleton Very Rare 2018 (40% ABV) is a blended whiskey, comprised of rare and hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys. Each of the casks have been matured in lightly charred ex-bourbon barrels for between 12 and 28 years.

Midleton Very Rare 2018

This latest edition of the now renowned and highly collectable range, first unveiled in 1984, was blended at the Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, by Master Distiller Brian Nation.

Midleton Very Rare 2018, is said to offer a subtle floral note alongside a hint of fresh herbs and citrus from the Irish grain whiskey contribution, complemented by the spicier Irish single pot still whiskey characteristics of cinnamon, clove and black pepper.

Commenting on the launch, Brian Nation, Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery, said: “It is a great honour to have my signature on the front of each bottle of Midleton Very Rare, and this acts as the ultimate guarantee of quality from the Midleton Distillery. We set aside very small amounts of particularly fine single pot still and single grain distillates each year so that the Midleton Very Rare legacy can continue. This practice has been going on for over 40 years and today we are the proud custodians of the exceptional distillates with a duty of care to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the pinnacle of Irish whiskey as we do today.”

Midleton Very Rare 2018, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of €180,00.

Posted by Steve Rush