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Irish Distillers unveils Midleton Very Rare 2019

Irish Distillers has unveiled Midleton Very 2019 alongside the launch of an online members' programme called 1825 Room.

The 36th edition in the range has been blended from whiskeys laid down at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, over the past four decades. Made by master distiller Brian Nation, Midleton Very Rare 2019 combines single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys. With each whiskey having been matured in lightly-charred ex-Bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years, 2019 marks the oldest collection of casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare.

Brian Nation says: “Each year, for over forty years, we have been setting aside very small amounts of the finest single pot still and single grain distillates so that the Midleton Very Rare legacy can continue. I am delighted that our 2019 vintage is once again a whiskey of exceptional quality that fits beautifully into the family. This vintage features an extraordinary blend of whiskeys from the rarest casks in our collection, with the youngest whiskey in our 2019 vintage having been aged for 13 years, and the oldest dating back to 1985.”

Bottled at 40% ABV, Midleton Very Rare 2019 is available globally from this month at the RRP of €180 in markets including Ireland, the UK, and the US.

To mark the release of its 2019 Midleton Very Rare vintage, Irish Distillers has launched the ‘1825 Room’, a members’ site intended to celebrate Midleton Distillery’s influence on Irish distilling since its foundation in 1825. Offering  content and features about Midleton Very Rare, the site will also include an  online store, with five rare vintages for sale from 2 October for one month. 

Brendan Buckley, international marketing manager at Irish Distillers says: “The new 1825 Room gives us a unique opportunity to offer rare releases, which we have acquired over time or released from our archives, to whiskey fans and collectors around the world.”

3 October 2019 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editor