Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of the second release from its Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection.
Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two (53.6% ABV) is a 46 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey, distilled in 1973, which was initially matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks for 20 years, before then being married and recasked into refill bourbon barrels.
|Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two|
The Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection, which launched in 2020, is a collection of six annual releases, comprised of whiskeys ranging in age from 45 to 50 years old, all from the Old Midleton Distillery, which operated from 1825-1975.
Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two, comes presented in handblown and etched crystal decanter bottles, produced by Ireland’s Waterford Crystal. The bottle comes displayed in a bespoke wooden cabinet handcrafted by Irish designer, John Galvin, using wood up to 200 years old from reclaimed oak whiskey vats in addition to ancient Elm and rare Japanese Tamo.
Commenting on the launch Kevin O’Gorman, Master Distiller at the Midleton Distillery, said: “Like the distillate itself, the maturation journey of this whiskey is both complex and rare. The craft of recasking requires incredible attention to detail and constant sensory assessment. When managed successfully it can produce an exquisite whiskey of great complexity."
Kevin went onto say: "The benefits of the recasking process are evident in the remarkable vibrancy of this ultra-aged Irish whiskey. As Master of Maturation it was a joy to oversee the aging process of this expression in recent years. This year as Master Distiller, and with the whiskey at peak perfection, I had the pleasure of overseeing its bottling as Chapter Two in the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection.”
Limited to 70 decanters, Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two, will be available later next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £38,000.
Posted by Steve Rush