The individual nature of the selection process means
that each year’s vintage provides its own unique character. The
Midleton Very Rare range is not blended like any other whiskey.
The uncompromising ritual and expertise of the Master Distiller
leads to subtle but recognisable differences between the years.
Midleton Very Rare was first created in 1984 as an example
of excellence in Irish W hiskey and it has retained this post
ever since. A combination of the magic of Midleton Distillery
and the highest quality liquid and wood makes this whiskey
one of a kind. Each vintage’s limited quantities herald it
a true collector’s item.
From the very first bottle, Midleton Very Rare
whiskeys have always had a close and personal association
with the Master Distiller, whose signature adorns every bottle
ever released. Its creator, Barry Crockett, is a true Irish W hiskey
legend, and his father Max Crockett lead the way as Master
Distiller before him. In fact Barry was born and grew up
in the Master Distiller’s House on the Midleton Distillery
grounds. This deep history and heritage is one of the
many reasons Midleton Very Rare is seen as the
original prestige whiskey of Ireland.