2017 Midleton Very Rare Blended Irish Whiskey
Whisky Advocate, 92 Points - This year’s liquid missive from head distiller Brian Nation has a nose of caramel, macaroons, and beeswax with green, grassy notes. The first sip evokes barley sugar, which grows into a citrus glow, nourished by some green oak and a little white pepper. It has lovely poise this year, effortlessly lighter on the tongue than the 2015 or 2014 creations. The conclusion is slightly nutty with soothing oak.
Midleton Very Rare is a truly exclusive whiskey. Only a limited number of casks of the finest distillates are bottled each year and reserved for the appreciation of the most discerning judges of fine whiskeys. Each bottle is individually numbered and bears the signature of the Master Distiller as a final sign of outstanding quality.