Introducing the fifth chapter of the Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach series, Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Kilranelagh Wood. Once again, the rarity of Midleton Very Rare meets the luxury of Irish oak to bring you an exceptional offering from the pinnacle of Irish whiskey.
Midleton Very Rare’s Dair Ghaelach collection is a testament to the mastery of Midleton’s distillers and the dedication of generations families across Ireland who nurture their woodlands and ensure correct and sustainable felling. This whiskey is a range of releases that have been matured in barrels made from virgin Irish oak from carefully selected forests across Ireland. The oak selected for each release influences the special whiskey with the true and unique flavour of Ireland.
Nosed and tasted every month, Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman and Blender David McCabe kept a vigilant eye on the liquid. After two years spent maturing in these special virgin Irish oak casks from Kilranelagh Estate, the whiskey was deemed to have struck the perfect balance resulting in an exquisite experience.
Nose- Forest notes of fresh pine accompanied by floral honey and ground pepper at first, while sweet and tropical fruits can be detected amongst the herbal green tea and freshly mown hay. The use of the native Irish oak lends itself to creating distinctive aromas of smoked almonds with sweet vanilla and cinnamon that are complimented by the pot still savoury spices.
Palatte- Robust and lively at first with notes of dried chilli flakes and red bell peppers which quickly soften, allowing notes of candied orange and crisp red apple to shine through. The oak continues to deliver sweet vanilla and cinnamon spice throughout, while the pot still spices add a hearty and full-bodied nature to this complex and intricate whiskey.
Finish- Wonderfully long finish which sees the pot still spices and oak linger, almost effortlessly, for an age.