As is the age-old tradition of crafting Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in Midleton, this whiskey has been distilled in large copper pot stills from a mash of both Malted and Unmalted Irish Barley.
In creating this edition of Midleton Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, one refill bourbon barrel was hand selected by the Master Distiller Brian Nation. The whiskey was filtered to remove wood char prior to being bottled at cask strength and no chill filtration was used.
This whiskey was distilled, matured and bottled by the Midleton Distillery. An exquisite whiskey nurtured by craft.
This single cask #8575 was laid down in 1992, there were only 156 bottles produced.
Nose: Initial aromas of delicate sweet citrus fruit notes along with pears and melons. Deep and rich spices of nutmeg and black peppercorns continue to build with old antique wood notes in the background that have developed from the many years of maturation yet still remaining in balance with the pot still spices.
Taste: Silk-like mouthcoating texture showcasing the vibrant fruit character while the pot still spices grow overtime adding a complex intensity while the toasted oak lingering in the background contributes a hint of vanilla sweetness and subtle tannins.
Finish: Rich and lingering with the spices continuing to build overtime while the toasted oak and fruit character gently subside.