About Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey 2020
The town of Midleton or Mainistir na Corann (Monastery at the Weir) was established in 1180 and is situated midway between Cork City and Youghal Town. The history of Midleton Distillery stretches to 1796 when the main buildings and water wheel were built for the purpose of a woolen mill. The woolen mill enterprise was short-lived and the buildings were sold to the British government who adapted the complex to a military barracks during the Napoleonic Wars of 1803-1815. During this period, what is now known as the Distiller’s Cottage was home to the senior British Army staff who occupied the site.
Following the departure of the British Army troops, the site was purchased by James Murphy who commenced his distilling business and, in 1825, the first spirit was distilled at the Midleton Distillery. Today, Midleton Distillery marries together time-honored, traditional distillation techniques with modern equipment to produce some of the finest whiskey in all of Ireland.
A new vintage has been released every year through Midleton’s Vintage Collection since 1984. Each year providing a unique character to the expression, it’s an uncompromising blended whiskey that has the Master Blender select the rarest and finest whiskeys. The 2020 vintage is the final release to be crafted by Master Distiller Brian Nation. “It has been my honor to select the finest distillates from our most exclusive collection of casks to create several of the Midleton Very Rare vintages in the footsteps of my mentor Barry Crockett,” says Nation of the 2020 release. The whiskeys that made it into the 2020 were aged between 13 and 35 years in ex-bourbon casks.
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About Irish Whiskey
Contrary to popular belief that Scots invented whisk(e)y, Irish whiskey was mentioned almost a century before its Scottish brother.
Its origin comes from the perfume distilling monks who decided to tweak the recipe a bit, creating Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey doesn’t have a lot of rules and regulations to be considered “pure” and can be made with various grains and processes, as long as it is aged for at least three years in wooden casks and has a max ABV of 94.8%.