Thursday, October 03, 2019


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of its 2019 Midleton Very Rare release, along with details of a new members programme that will allow whiskey enthusiasts to buy rare vintage bottlings.

Midleton Very Rare 2019 (40% ABV) is comprised of single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys, which have been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years.
Midleton Very Rare 2019

Midleton Very Rare 2019, is the 36th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range, which has been blended from whiskeys laid down at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, over the past four decades. This latest release marks the oldest collection of casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare bottling.

To mark the release of Midleton Very Rare 2019, Irish Distillers has launched the ‘1825 Room’, an online members site which pays homage to Midleton Distillery’s influence on Irish distilling since its foundation in 1825.

Offering exclusive content and features about Midleton Very Rare, the site will also include an exclusive online store which will have five rare vintages for sale. To celebrate the launch of the 1825 Room, members will also have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of the very first 1984 vintage at the price of £40 Irish punts, which  equates to €50.80.

Commenting on the launch, Brian Nation, Master Distiller at Midleton, said: “Each year, for over forty years, we have been setting aside very small amounts of the finest single pot still and single grain distillates so that the Midleton Very Rare legacy can continue. I am delighted that our 2019 vintage is once again a whiskey of exceptional quality that fits beautifully into the family,” explains Brian. “This vintage features an extraordinary blend of whiskeys from the rarest casks in our collection, with the youngest whiskey in our 2019 vintage having been aged for 13 years, and the oldest dating back to 1985.”

Midleton Very Rare 2019, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of €180.00. For more details on the new ‘1825 Room’ members club, visit:

Posted by Steve Rush