Midleton Irish Whiskey Tasting
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Do not miss the ultimate Irish Whiskey Flight of six years of the best Irish Whiskey ever made. We will sample Midleton Very Rare 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The rarest vertical Irish Whiskey tasting you will ever experience.
If you love Irish Whiskey
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!!!
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Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey
Bottle No. 013881, Bottled in 2009
40% ABV/80 Proof
$125 to $140
No current website
What the Distillery Says:
Nothing really. For a brand that’s been around for 25+ years you’d think they would have a web presence or include a little promotional information in their packaging. From the best of my recollection they only release about 50 cask of this special blend each year. It’s a mixture of Bourbon and Sherry casks in the range of 12 to 25 years old. Master Distiller Barry Crockett strives for consistency but there may be some variance year to year.
What Richard Says:
Nose: Major floral notes, honey and canned pears.
Palate: Easily one of the smoothest things I’ve ever drank. Fresh cream, buttery toffee, and amaretto.
Finish: Light, creamy, and moderately long.
Comments: I first heard about Midleton’s long before I was a drinker of Irish whiskey. It came on my radar as the bottle of whiskey Bono brought Frank Sinatra back in 1993 while recording Duets. I thought it was cool at the time but it didn’t really register. Fast forward 10 years and I got my first sip at The Vortex in Atlanta. I was hooked from then on. This is a great Irish blend that is sinfully drinkable. I’d put it in my stable with Macallan 18 Year Old as something I try to always have. It ain’t cheap but it’s mighty tasty.
Rating: Must Try
How’s this for an idea? Let’s pull together a tasting of three versions of the finest post still Irish whiskey available in the U.S. and top it off with arguably the best standard production Irish blend in the world. Oh, and why don’t we let people taste this flight of whiskeys that would retail for over $350 for $32 in a nice laid back pub atmosphere. Does that sound good? Well, that’s what Mac McGee is doing on March 13th. Here are the details…
Who: Mac McGee Irish Pub
Where: 111 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
When: Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30PM
Pour: Redbreast 12 Yr, Redbreast 12 Yr Cask Strength, Redbreast 15 Yr, and Midleton Very Rare 2011