Nose: Initial top notes of cane sugar and vanilla intertwined with pepper and nutmeg spices, complimented by sweet orchard fruits and white chocolate fudge all layered over polished antique wood notes, showcasing an intriguing balance between spirit and wood thanks to the complex interaction from the many years spent in supreme quality oak casks.
Taste: Initial burst of tangy fruit sweetness of orange peel and sweet pear creating a succulent texture while the pot still spices build overtime adding a mild prickle of chilli oil. The presence of the charred oak remains constant in the background adding balance to the fruits and spices.
Finish: Satisfyingly long finish with the fruits slowly fading, allowing the oak and spices to linger until the very end.
The 2020 Midleton became the most sought after Whiskey in Irish history upon it's release in November 2020. This was followed by the 2021 and this became even more sought after when everywhere sold out with 15 mins back in February. Since then they have become impossible to find anywhere except on the auction market.
We were fortunate enough to be able to secure a tiny amount of 2020 in auctions in both Germany and Belgium in recent weeks.
These are bottles that we were able to pick up on the auction market and put on sale here.