A golden bottle of liquid culture hand selected by the Master Distiller once each year.
Irish Distillers stubbornly adhere to their time-tested methods and practices for making the world’s most popular Irish Whiskeys, including — among others — the famous Jameson, Redbreast and Green Spot.
Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey is named after Midleton — the location of the distillery.This golden bottle of liquid culture is hand selected by the Master Distiller Brian Nation once each year from a limited selection of premium ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks aged between 12 and 25 years.
Only 50 casks are made each year… that’s it. And if you don’t get your share it’s your own dang fault you cheeky bastard!
This is pricy for me. However it is my new favorite Irish whiskey. It is just so smooth. Love it.
Smooth, well balanced. Slightly spicy after taste.
Smoothest whiskey I've ever enjoyed.
Best I’ve ever tasted. Smooth as silk, no bite or funky aftertaste. Comes in a fancy box, too! Worth the price
One of my all time favorites. Wish they would raise the proof though.
Very good, very smooth. Can taste the hints of vanilla and caramel.
Simply Wonderful! If I were wealthy, I would drink nothing else.
Very smooth, looking forward to other releases.
This has been the best discovery in the journey for me so far. I also enlighten many guests at the “thinking station” to fine Irish Whiskey, and unanimously, this bottle (not cheap) has been the drink more preferred than the old favorite Johnny Blue. When true Irish whiskey lovers try this one, they will be spoiled to the point where one starts to understand the dynamic between price points and quality. Spend the money,... you will be happy you did.
Mac - Boston
My favorite whiskey. Very smooth with a wonderful after taste of smoke and carmel.
Perhaps the best spirit I’ve had, and I’ve tried a lot. It’s reputation is well earned.
My maiden name is Middleton, so bought this as a celebration of an accomplishment at work. Very much enjoyed it.
Very smooth with amazing aroma, wish the alcohol content was higher but still a magnificent whisk(e)y.
This one goes up on the top shelf for a few more years. I try to pick up a bottle of each new release. Some have even been opened for a few sips :-)
Very smooth. It is a little sweet for my taste, but and excellent, smooth, Irish.
Had a few bottles the years and compare everything else to it....
An outstanding whiskey. There is no better blended whiskey available anywhere. Expensive, smooth, aged and limited. What more could you ask for?
Like this one a lot. Mine is a 2012 vintage
Hands down a must have for people who do not like a strong barrel, peat, oak finish........SMOOTH!!!
Beyond doubt it's the best whiskey I've ever had. I bought a bottle of the 2017 two years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I got a 2018 as a gift and have ordered a 2019 through Flaviar. A lot of people have one of these in the back of their cabinet but it should be noted that this is for drinking and should be enjoyed rather than collected.
Best whiskey I've ever had. Tasted the 2015 at the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin, then bought a bottle to take home.
Wow...very smooth, subtle, flavor develops after a few seconds. Amazing, one of the best I’ve had.
Smooth, same flavors as Jameson only amplified.
Very nice finish, subtle and not overwhelming
The best Irish Whisky I have ever had. Had this for the first time at the Capital Grille and could not look back. The perfect. balance of Citrus, Vanilla and sweet. Goes down smooth!
This is a phenomenal whiskey. Smooth, fruity and complex and without any hint of a powerful smoke flavor that I personally dislike. I found the finish to be more of a medium length and with a nice mix of flavors. Highly recommend.
Not what I expected for a more expensive whiskey
Finest Irish Whiskey Period!
'tis a nice one but I thought it would be better. Heard the hype from a mate, we're all different though. Deffo worth a try
Have been collecting Irish whiskey for over 20 years, every Very rate since 1994, you cannot beat the subtlety of the very rare, the fruity notes followed by the vanilla. No smokey ness about it.
One enjoy on that special evening with friends, in front of a roaring fire and listening to a touch of the old country Irish music. Sláinte
This is the best whiskey I’ve ever had. I can’t believe how smooth it is...almost creamy. Only reason I don’t give it a 10 is because I haven’t tried more expensive brands.
It is an outstanding, balanced, Blended Irish Whiskey that has an aromatic birth with notes of spice, oak, peach, grain, poached pear, coffee bean, lemon, mint leaf & yellow plum; while a rich & creamy life adds notes of barley, caramel, banana fritters, charred oak, citrus oils & floral butterscotch; that leads to a long & complex death with notes of dark honeyed cereals, cedar, green apple & pepper.
Hello Antti, what year did you receive when you ordered? 2019?
I love this. Vanilla, honey, caramel and spice. So delicious!
Very smooth and vanilla is the most forward flavor. I’m not sure I’d call it “spicy.” The finish is almost like a cobbler. Really tasty, but I think there are other comparable whiskeys for 1/3 the price.
Hi Chris. I'm new to the whiskey tasting world. I'd be interested in your suggestion on a comparable whiskey to this! I was going to purchase this before I saw your review from 6 months ago. Appreciatively, Michael.
Maybe I don't know the difference between "spicy" and "harsh" (or whatever the opposite of smooth is). I wouldn't say it was that smooth and had more burn than I was expecting. (which, less burn = smooth to me) Maybe that's wrong. It would be fine at $40 but not $200. Not saying it's bad but not what I was expecting.
Very smooth. My favorite Irish whickey. I always have a bottle around the house for special occasions.
Well worth the price. I’ve sampled a lot of high end spirits. This is one of the smoothest, creamy whiskey’s I’ve drank.
Liquid gold. World’s finest whiskey.
2008 vintage. Smooth, sipping whiskey
Smooth and flavorful. One of my favorite whiskeys
long aftertaste, oak vanilla peaches. it's what got me into exploring liquor
This was by far the smoothest Irish Whiskey I’ve ever tasted. I can’t wait to get my hands on another bottle
I've always been a big fan of the Midleton family of Irish whiskeys.
'Up 'til now, the Crockett issue has been my favorite. Very Rare rates a close enough second, that I'll gladly substitute one for another when one is unavailable.
Completely smooth and full of flavor
When you the packaging on most products, they all claim to be the best, but Midleton is definitely the pinnacle of Irish Whiskey. Full of flavor and smooth as silk. It has all the things yo want in an amazing pour, none of the things you don't. Most certainly a real treat!
Spicy nose. Pepper. Vanilla. Bourbon. Ginger. Smooth. Medium finish fruit
Irish Whiskey is always a tough cookie. Either too smooth or too sweet. This one is for sure a blend, but probably the best. It takes all the best from the ingredients and yields the most balanced Irish stuff. Not a daily dram, this is the Chirstmas Special.
This whiskey makes me wish I were more successful so that I could afford to drink it every day.
Together with Barry Crocket and Redbreast 21 Year Old, this completes the Irish Whiskey Trinity. And absolute gem of a drink, and very collectible.
Smooth, flavorful, not harsh, lots of vanilla and caramel, hint of apple
Fantastic whiskey. The sweet vanilla aroma and taste of the whiskey make this drink by far one of the best whiskey's I have tasted. Always find my way getting my hands on this whiskey.
So smooth and amazing!
I've now had the 2003 and 2017 release of this liquid gold. Truly one of the best Whiskeys I've ever tasted. The 2003 had a bit more of a vanilla flavor than the 2017 but both are fantastic. At first the 2017 was frustratingly smooth, if that is a thing. But after the 3rd sip the flavor started to pile up and what a treat! It is so smooth my wife even enjoyed an entire glass with me!
Had this at my local Irish pub on St. Patrick's day and it was amazing. So smooth, and absolutely delicious!
Fantastic flavor, smooth as could be and almost no aftertaste. Absolutely worth the price!
Best whiskey I have ever had
A rare treat from Ireland!
This is one heck of a whiskey. The best Irish Whiskey I have tasted. There are certainly older Irish whiskies but are they available to the masses? I think not. This is one heck of a big creamy vanilla bomb. Yes there is oak. Just enough spice to remind you that it’s whiskey you’re drinking. Did I say there’s vanilla? Oh yes and more creamy vanilla.
Really like this Irish Whiskey. Goes down really smooth. Great holding taste. Will definitely have this constantly stocked in my cabinet.
So freakin smooth
This whiskey changed my life. Great nose, and delicious going down.
Fantastic Whisky, Wont do better for the price!
One of my all time favorites.
excellent, smooth my favorite for special occasions.
Incredibly smooth, one of my favorites.
Very smooth, a hint of honey and sweetness.
Great whiskey, super smooth.
Had Midleton for the first time on my last cruise. I am a whiskey drinker and this is the smoothest best tasting whiskey I have ever had!
One of the smoothest whiskeys I've ever had, love the flavor.
Smooth after a little hit
Ok, definitely not worth the money
What year do you get if you purchase?
Pictures shows that it's a 2013. Do you recieve a 2013 bottle if purchased?
The best in the galaxy!
The smoothest Irish Whiskey I've ever tasted. Smoother than most Highland Scotches aged under 21 years. Well worth the price.
Yes very smooth, my favorite so far.
Best ever whisky
My favorite Irish whiskey. Worth the cost. Very smooth.