Midleton Pearl Very Rare 30th Anniversary

70 cl

This is an incredible Midleton whiskey that was released to celebrate 30 years - the pearl anniversary - of the Very Rare range of blends. A collaboration between retired master distiller Barry Crockett and new master distiller Brian Nation, each bottle carries a signature of both men. Two casks were selected, one a single pot still cask from 1984 and the other a single grain from 1981. These were then married for six months in a fourth-fill Bourbon barrel which eventually yielded just 117 bottles of sublime Irish whiskey!

Apparently the Midleton distillery had a massive clearout of old casks during the 1980s when they moved onto a stricter wood selection and cask management scheme. Therefore barrels from this era are incredibly rare and unlikely to crop up again. 

Great care went into the high-end packaging and presentation. Each bottle is hand-blown at Jerpoint Glass in Kilkenny and a miniature is also supplied for tasting purposes. The oak box which hugs the bottle very neatly was crafted in County Wexford.

  • €11,000.00
New In Midleton Pearl Very Rare 30th Anniversary

This is an incredible Midleton whiskey that was released to celebrate 30 years - the pearl anniversary - of the Very Rare range of blends. A collaboration between retired master distiller Barry Crockett and new master distiller Brian Nation, each bottle carries a signature of both men. Two casks were selected, one a single pot still cask from 1984 and the other a single grain from 1981. These were then married for six months in a fourth-fill Bourbon barrel which eventually yielded just 117 bottles of sublime Irish whiskey!

Apparently the Midleton distillery had a massive clearout of old casks during the 1980s when they moved onto a stricter wood selection and cask management scheme. Therefore barrels from this era are incredibly rare and unlikely to crop up again. 

Great care went into the high-end packaging and presentation. Each bottle is hand-blown at Jerpoint Glass in Kilkenny and a miniature is also supplied for tasting purposes. The oak box which hugs the bottle very neatly was crafted in County Wexford.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose The initial fresh herbal notes of crushed garden mint and rosemary, are a testament to the quality of the ex-bourbon barrels in which this whiskey has rested for many years. Soft honey sweetness along with beeswax shows its antique character, while hints of gingerbread combine with toasted oak to compliment some pot still spices.
Palate The soft silky mouth coating is initially honey sweet, then the fresh herbal flavours follow through with a touch of menthol. The spicy notes concentrate, staying sweet with cinnamon and liquorice before the toasted oak adds to the complexity.
Finish The succulence of the herbs and spices is very slow to fade.
Fact Sheet
Distillery Midleton, Co Cork.
Fluid 70 cl
Number Of Bottles Released 117
Alcohol % 53.1
Types of Barrel used for Aging 2 Ex-Bourbon barrels, 1 single pot still, 1 single grain which were married in a fourth-fill bourbon barrel.

Tags: whiskey, Midleton Pearl, Midleton Very Rare, 30th, pot still, anniversary, barry crockett, middleton, brian nation, blend, midleton