Friday, November 19, 2021


Irish Distillers, has announced the launch of the fourth release in its Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach collection.

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood (55.9% ABV) is a single pot still Irish whiskey, which was initially matured in American oak Bourbon barrels, before being finished in virgin native Irish oak hogshead casks, harvested from Kylebeg Wood on the Ballykilcavan Estate near Stradbally, Co. Laois.

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood, is said to deliver notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, zesty fruit, white pepper, dairy fudge and vanilla on the nose. Followed by notes of caramel, stewed apple, orange peel, dark chocolate, honeycomb and vanilla on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Kevin O’Gorman, Master Distiller, said: “With each bottling traceable to a single tree, Midleton Very Rare Kylebeg Wood offers a range of seven whiskeys bottled at cask strengths ranging from 55.4%-56.1% ABV, all with the hallmark inspiration of fragrant woodland spices and a heightened intensity of rich wood tannins that allow the influence of the Irish oak to linger on the palate until the very end.”

He went onto say: “Irish Distillers’ partnership with Kylebeg Wood is the ultimate example of how we are collaborating with Ireland’s forestry custodians to marry sustainable Irish oak with the highest standards in forestry practice and conservation, with some of the finest craftsmanship to be found anywhere in the world of whiskey.”

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP €310.00.

Posted by Steve Rush