The 45-year-old Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter One has been brought to fruition under the supervision of distiller Barry Crockett and is the first to launch from the range.
Being offered through the doors of Old Midleton Distillery (which was officially closed in the year 1975) the whiskey is known to provide notes of ripe honeydew melon, red berries and sweet spices of toasted oak.
“Having monitored and sampled the liquid over the years, we’ve found that it’s the ultimate tribute to the dedication, precision, and craftsmanship at Old Midleton Distillery,” says Mr Crockett
“It’s among the very last remaining whiskey distilled through the largest pot still in the world. This makes it one of the world’s rarest whiskeys by its very nature.”
In total, The Midleton Very Rare Silent Collection will consist of six whiskeys aged between 45 and 50 years, with one edition slated to be released each year.
This year’s offering is limited to 48 bottles (44 available for sale), each priced at US$40,000 per 750ml.