Midleton Very Rare 2010
Created in 1984 and released annually since then, Midleton Very Rare is one of the most exclusive and sought after Irish whiskeys. Once a year our Master Distiller hand selects only the finest and rarest whiskeys available to him and then carefully blends them to create each annual vintage of Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release. Only a limited number of bottles of this unique Irish whiskey vintage are released each year.
There is the light delicate scent of rose water which, on closer inspection, develops into a rich vanilla and honey sweetness. This goes to compliment a succulent body of baked apples, melon and a touch of dried fruit. The fine hint of charred oak and subtle pot still spices give the aroma wonderful balance.
The initial sip has a very satisfying mouth coating effect. The sweet vanilla notes line the tongue before the crispness of the pot still spices, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves combined with green apples and unripe pears, all contribute to the complexity of flavour.
In the finish, as the flavours subside, there is an exquisitely mellow reminder of the charred American Oak used for the many years of maturation.