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Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 40% 700ml
Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 40% 700ml

Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 40% 700ml

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Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 40% 700ml information

The Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 is the 37th installment in this prestigious series, initiated by the legendary Midleton distiller Barry Crockett and continued by Brian Nation. This particular release marks Brian Nation's final year as the master distiller, with Kevin O'Gorman taking over from 2021. This exquisite Irish whiskey, bottled at 40% ABV, was drawn exclusively from American oak barrels, meticulously selected by Master Distiller Brian Nation.

Since its inception in 1984, the Midleton Very Rare series has released a new bottle annually, each individually numbered and signed by the master distiller. The 2020 release is especially notable as it is the last to feature Brian Nation's signature, making it highly collectible. Each bottle is presented in pristine condition, with minor variations in label condition, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The box is also in excellent condition, embodying the dedication to quality by the distillery.

This 2020 release showcases the new design for both the bottle and the box, emphasizing the series' continuous evolution. The whiskey is a blend of the finest distillates, handpicked by the distillery manager, reflecting the superior craftsmanship and quality of Irish whiskey.

In summary, the Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 is a highly sought-after and collectible Irish whiskey. This release, the final one with Brian Nation's signature, is a testament to the impeccable quality and craftsmanship of the Midleton distillery.


  • What makes the 2020 release of Midleton Very Rare special?

    The 2020 release is significant as it marks the final year with Brian Nation's signature as he was the master distiller before Kevin O'Gorman took over in 2021. This makes it a highly collectible bottle.

  • What type of barrels were used in the aging process?

    The Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 was aged exclusively in American oak barrels, carefully selected by Master Distiller Brian Nation.

  • Is the bottle individually numbered?

    Yes, each bottle in the Midleton Very Rare series is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Tasting notes

  • Aroma: sweet, mixed bread, creamy, vanilla, soft, grainy, rye bread
  • Taste: very creamy, flat, oily texture
  • Finish: long, oily texture, furries the mouth
  • Overall: The Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 offers a sweet and creamy nose with hints of mixed and rye bread. The taste is rich and creamy with a somewhat flat profile and oily texture. The finish is long with a lingering oily texture, though it may not be exceptionally exciting for some palates.

Reviewer's opinion

While the Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020 may not impress everyone's palate, it still stands as a decent whiskey with a long and oily finish. Its creamy, sweet aroma and texture reflect the meticulous craftsmanship behind its creation. However, for some, it might seem rather flat given its price point. Nonetheless, its collectible value and historical significance with Brian Nation's final signature make it a noteworthy addition to any whiskey collection.

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40.0 %
700 ml
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