Midleton Very Rare 2023 Review

At the New Midleton Distillery, in the heart of County Cork, Ireland, you will find the New Midleton Distillery.

Owned by ‘Irish Distillers’ and situated next to the Old Midleton Distillery, which is now a visitor centre, the distillery produces some truly exceptional Irish whiskeys. It is one of the newest distilleries in Ireland, and features three pot stills and three column stills which are used to produce all manner of Irish whiskeys.

Along with Jameson whiskey, Tullamore Dew is produced here, as well as others such as Redbreast, Powers, and Paddy.

Another hugely popular, and truly exceptional whiskey that is also produced here however, is Midleton Very Rare. It’s only fitting therefore, that we should explore a very rare, and highly sought-after whiskey in today’s review, by looking at Midleton Very Rare 2023.

A ‘Very Rare’ Treat for Irish Whiskey Lovers

Irish whiskey often gets somewhat of a bad press when compared with its Scotch counterpart. People scoff and claim that Irish whiskey is solely for people who can’t handle the intense burn that comes with Scotch whisky. The truth of the matter however, is that Irish whiskey can be absolutely phenomenal.

Midleton Very Rare recently celebrated its 40th edition, and to celebrate, they recently released Midleton Very Rare 2023, which is one of the most premium, high end blends out there.

Overseen by master distiller Kevin O’ Gorman, after months of painstaking blending, he has produced a balanced blend of hand-selected single grain and single pot Irish whiskeys from the Midleton inventory, and the results are simply exceptional.

Midleton Very Rare 2023

Touted as being their rarest whiskey yet, MVR 2023 is as smooth as you would expect with a whiskey of this calibre, coming in at 40% ABV.

The whisky is a wonderful shade of golden amber honey which it has picked up from the lightly charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels that it has matured in for all this time.

On the nose, you immediately pick up aromas of vanilla and candied fruits. Next comes the spices such as ginger, nutmeg, and a hint of cinnamon.

On the palate, you will taste crisp green apple notes, creamy oats, golden syrup, toasted oak, and warming winter spices.

The finish is ridiculously smooth, leaving you with more mixed fruit and winter spice notes, and a touch of toasted oak smoke. This drink is dangerously easy to drink.

If you’re on the hunt for an Irish whiskey or two to add to your bar or drinks cabinet, look no further than https://greatdrams.com/ . Here, you’ll find a selection of Irish whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon, Japanese, and a whole lot more besides.

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My name is Greg, and I’m a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits. My mission is to experience, share and inspire with everything great about whisky, whiskey, gin, beer and fine dining through my writing, my brand building and my whisky tastings.

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