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Midleton 45 Year Old 1974 - Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One

(70cl, 51.2%)

Midleton 45 Year Old 1974 - Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One

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Midleton 45yo Very Rare Bottling Note

This is the first release in Midleton's Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection, and they've started the show with a showstopper - it's a 45 year old peated Irish single malt, matured in a third-fill sherry cask and bottled at cask strength. Produced in 1974 at the old Midleton distillery before it closed a year later, the cask was laid down by legendary master distiller Max Crockett (father of also legendary master distiller Barry Crockett). Even the presentation box it's presented in is steeped in history, as it was crafted by Irish designer John Galvin using wood up to 200 years old from ancient reclaimed whiskey vats. Just 44 of these Waterford Crystal decanters were produced.

Find out more about this jaw-dropping whiskey over on our blog...

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Resinous, refined and slightly funky from the sherry influence, the nose begins with fresh leather, ancient oak and sweet, aromatic nutmeg. Orange boiled sweets, grapefruit peel and pineapple drenched in syrup adds the fruity element you would expect from a Midleton distillate of this age. Toffee pennies, peppermint and honey roasted peanuts bring complex sweet notes before the sherry cask takes hold with stewed plums, blackcurrant jam and sultanas. Soft touches of earthy peat and fresh herbs add depth throughout.

Palate: A rasp of oak spice emerges at first before a triumphant tropical fruit note takes centre stage. It’s honestly phenomenal. There’s plenty of aromatic winter spice, black fruit and salted caramel in the mid-palate before more of that fragrant and floral peat emerges among herbal resins, rancio, black tea and potpourri. Hints of golden cereals and citrus zest are present in the backdrop.

Finish: Long, so very long. It’s still going. And going. There are savoury notes of oak and black pepper which complement that incredible tropical fruit element that carries into the finish among some minerality.

Overall: It’s remarkably well measured and has so much presence. The way Midleton distillate matures with so much resinous and fruity notes means the woody elements can never take hold, while the influence of the sherry cask and peated malt are also balanced beautifully.

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