The 2014 edition of Midleton Very Rare. The first to be selected by new Master Distiller, Brian Nation. The flagship blend from Ireland's biggest distillery (home of Jameson), it is a small batch blend released annually, generally to universal acclaim.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
Palate: Softer and creamier than the nose would suggest, with spiced sponge and lemon drizzle cakes, and sponge fingers with vanilla cream. Lemon rind sharpness pops up behind the initial softness, along with some of the sweet grainy notes from the nose.
Finish: Lemon juice tartness, barrel char bitterness and sweet cream working together in harmony.
Aroma: Rich, with vanilla sweetness on a layer of oak char from the influence of American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels. A soft floral note introduces the sweet spice of cinnamon, green pepper, and garden mint. Beautifully rounded with hints of green apple and banana.
Taste: Full, with the sweet spice of vanilla, cinnamon, and liquorice and the flinty note of barley grains. Ripe fruit combines with the charred oak, adding to the complexity.
Finish: Sweet spicy flavours that linger, fading slowly to leave the last word with the barley.
Customer Reviews:(55 reviews)
Middleton's very rare, is far and above the best whiskey I have ever tasted - bar none, end of story. My wife buys me one bottle a year, on my birthday in November. Bringing it out only on special occasions, it usually lasts until August - giving me a couple of months to dream about the next bottle.
- anonymous, 23rd March
Great whiskey indeed!!
- Kallie, 15th Oct '13
I bought this while passing through shannon ireland airport without even tasting it. Everyone was buying jameson just because they know the brand. i chose a different path and am forever grateful that i did. This is the best whiskey i have ever drank. Im sure there are better but this is in my price range and i will always be a fan.
- tony, 29th Sep '13
i HAVE tasted heaven, so smooth it blew me away! Definitely on my prezzie list, magic.
- John, 14th Sep '13
Recently I bought a bottle for my husband for a friend recommendation and he thinks that I am the best wife in the world. We are Mexicans and its probable that never have some like that in our country.
- anonymous, 16th Apr '13
This one "cured" my love of Scotch Wiskey. Best I have ever had. I am lucky to have a co-worker in Ireland who brings it to me from duty-free.
- Dave, 2nd Mar '13
wow! a think i just got a little taste of heaven.
- James Taggert, 20th Feb '13
No finer whiskey extant. Put it on you "bucket list".
- anonymous, 1st Dec '12
one the very best I have tried. very smooth. almost too easy to drink.
- Francesco, 21st Nov '12
Extremely smooth drink for a special occasion. I've wanted to taste this whiskey for along time and my son surprised me with a bottle after his trip to Ireland. We shared a taste on his 30th Bday. Finest whiskey I've ever tasted and I got to keep the bottle.
- J Myers, 19th Sep '12
This is a Rolls Royce under the Whiskeys!
- Milan from Zagreb, 12th Aug '12
A pure delight to sip and savour. Extraordinary smoothnes.
- Sonny Sheldon Monheit, 29th May '12
was in middleton last year and ofcourse had to have a glass of middleton VR, it is by far the best whiskey i have ever tasted even my gf who isn't into whiskey loved it, i will have my own bottle by the end of the year to add to my collection
- anonymous, 10th Apr '12
Es uno de los mejores que he tomado en Mexico, ojala lo pudiera importar y venderlo aqui.
- Juan Carlos Morales. Guadalajara, Mexico, 16th Mar '12
Just the best whiskey you will ever drink. The immediate peat taste (from Irish Whiskey?), followed by the buttery smoothness unlike anything you have ever tasted. Take a shot glass from freezer and pour yourself one, then allow it to sit in glass until the whiskey absorbs a little of the chill, then slowly sip this nectar of the gods. Delightful.
- Outlaw from Texas, 11th Feb '12
I bought a bottle from Shannon, Ireland on me way home from Afghanistan. I have only drank it on two occasions and on both occasions I was amazed at the smooth taste. When you take your first sip, wait about 30 seconds for a smooth buttery aftertaste that warms your heart and soul.
- anonymous, 27th Dec '11
I randomly tried this one night out with a friend and have yet to top it. My girlfirend bought me a bottle for Christmas - she could now be the one!!
- anonymous, 25th Dec '11
Was given a taster by the barman in the Peacock Alley in the Waldorf Astoria New York. Absolute heaven, but when will I be able to afford it? But one day,I promise myself,I will hold my own bottle!!
- Liz Duffy December 3rd 2011, 3rd Dec '11
Povilas: Keep an eye on the site - the Barry Crockett Legacy will be up soon.
- TWE Admin, 17th Oct '11
Hey, TWE, do you have Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy? that one is even better.. I would purchase couple of bottles immediately if you deliver it!