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Midleton Very Rare 2017

(70cl, 40%)

Midleton Very Rare 2017

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We can't actually ship Midleton Very Rare 2017 to the United States at the moment (although we're working hard to fix that).

In the meantime, our friends over at The Whisky Shop might be able to help you out.

Thank you for your support and understanding 🙂

-The folks at Master of Malt

Midleton Very Rare 2017 Bottling Note

Behold, 2017's edition of Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey! These bottlings are always hotly anticipated and much adored, and as ever, Midleton has released an absolutely smashing expression. Well worth a look.

Some markets (like the UK) will be receiving this expression in packaging the same as previous releases from the Midleton Very Rare series. In mid-2018, the newer style of Very Rare packaging (as seen in Jake's blog post) will make its way to the UK.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Mandarin and nutmeg with baking notes from warm raisin scones and old fashioned heavy cake.

Palate: Spices to the fore, more nutmeg and cinnamon too. The expected dried fruit then emerges (but doesn’t overpower) with orange peel, vanilla, baked pear and some fragrant apricot.

Finish: More savoury and quite dignified with touches of clove and green pepper.

Overall: Really bloody tasty.

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Midleton Very Rare 2017 Reviews

Good, but too expensive for what it is

This is a good whiskey with some nice complexity and flavours. It's well balanced and a very nice drink.
However, I can't give the full five stars when I compare with other similarly priced whiskeys. There's clearly an element of style over substance- a premium added for the 'story' behind the selection of component parts and the nice box. The chance to write your name in the book (!).....

13th January 2021

More please.

Was always a Jameson drinker. Adored the 12 year. Had a few nips of the 15 year during it's short life. Drifted into another plane of existence with the 18 year green label. Felt positively giddy sampling the new cask masters and such.......but fell from grace when the quarter century Midleton hit my buds. There shall be no other whisky in my life. Slainte, Jameson & crew!

24th July 2019

Great drink

Lovely smooth a pleasure to saver

21st March 2019

Great drink

I got 4 bottles of this lovely drink won’t be around long

14th March 2019

Great whiskey

Lovely drink

16th January 2019

Marketing dominates substance

I am a fan of Jameson, especially Jameson Crested. But I have had an adverse reaction to a bottle of Middleton Very Rare 2017 which I have been given for Christmas 2018. Why? First, the price, £135 in the UK, about US$195. Is it six times better than Crested at £20? Not in my opinion. Secondly, the marketing bull**** which comes with the bottle. Let me quote the accompanying leaflet: ‘I...Master Distiller...have supervised the distillation...of these, the finest quality distillates from which have been selected the Supreme casks to be bottled in 2017’. Really? There is no information about the age of the whiskey or the casks. It could all have been distilled no more than 3 years previously to qualify as Irish whiskey. And then there is the invitation to the distillery in Dublin (not where the whisky is made) or to the distillery in Cork ‘to sign the special register to record your individually numbered bottle...’ Do they think that we are complete eejits? Is anybody in their senses going to a distillery to record their purchase of a bottle of whiskey which was not distilled from the perspiration of angels and grain grown on a Holy Mountain? As is said in Dublin they should ‘cop themselves on’. Behind all of this waffle and pretentiousness, there is actually a decent tasting whiskey, certainly not worth the price charged but worth somewhat more than Redbreast 12. I get the impression that the marketing team sat around a table arguing about how much they could sell the whiskey for, egging each other on to a higher figure, so that it could be regarded as superior based just on the price charged, not on its taste or complexity.

20th December 2018

Enjoyable and a really nice box to put it in

After trying this at an Irish restaurant and loving the dolphin smooth quality , I decided to buy the bottle rather than paying a lot of $ per shot .
It does benefit from a bit of water or ice
Age is not important- it’s the final product in my view

8th December 2018


Dublin Airport.

Bloody nice! Impressive assault to your mouth and senses. Definitely worth.

5th October 2018

Lower the price, list the age

Floral notes remind me of glenmorangie 18. Curious to know the whiskeys blended so I could look up their still design. Overall excellent, but I'm of the group that finds it hard to pay this much for an NAS whiskey.

21st January 2018

list the age

would be nice to know the age

9th January 2018

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