Midleton 25 Year Old Pure Pot Still
Midleton 1973 Master Distiller's 25 Year Old
A very very rare bottling of Midleton distilled in 1973 at the original Old Midleton distillery in Cork, and bottled 25 years later.
The Old Midleton distillery was established by the Murphy brothers in 1825, having converted an old wooden mill originally built by Marcus Lynch on land granted to him by the Viscount Midleton. The Cork Distilleries group was formed in 1867, with Midleton joining the following year, and over the next century, it was the last in the company still active. Cork Distilleries has been the product of a market downturn caused by various political, social and economic factors, and just shot of 100 years later, a similar melting pot of problems was boiling over. The result was that Ireland remaining three companies, Cork Distilleries, Powers and Jameson, all joined forces to become the Irish Distillers group. Their distilleries were closed down over the next decade, with all operations moved to a New Midleton distillery, which opened in 1975. Old Midleton is now the home of a Jameson visitor experience, and whiskey distilled there in its time is increasingly valuable.