Irish Whiskey - Blended

Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey

From: Ireland Liquor Review Category: Blended Irish Whiskey

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94th Percentile
This score falls in the 94th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2014

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2008

Proof66 Notes

Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey is a blended selection of whiskeys picked out by the master distiller (Barry Crockett). The blends are from whiskeys aged anywhere from 12 to 25 years all aged in bourbon barrels. The blend was first introduced in 1984 and each year is considered a vintage year with some variation from year to year.

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This bottle has 6 ratings and 6 reviews.
Kenmei Kenmei (12)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-04-07)
This is certainly an interesting experience when compared to pretty much anything else I've ever had. I honestly have never had a whiskey go down so smoothly in my life than this one did. It had a good taste but the smoothness is what sticks out. The price seems to be going up on this as I received mine for over 160 dollars. For that price point, I do not think I'd get it over some of the other high price point Irish whiskeys out there. It is a very nice tasting Irish though and to take a chaser with this would be a bit pitiful with how smooth it already is.
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NeatPour NeatPour (340)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-10-12)
3/5, maybe mine was off but this was a very poorly constructed dram. Rough edges and weak flavor profile. Hopefully next dram will change my mind
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Wuli27 Wuli27 (60)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-03-06)
Great Irish Whiskey
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Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (75)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-11-29)
I enjoyed reading the other reviews on this ridiculously smooth dram. If you need ice for this, then take your palate back to school. This whiskey is so smooth, so refined and so easy to, well, drink a lot of it if you arent careful. The quintessential Irish whiskey.
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Phizbin Phizbin (362)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-11-18)
I now know what the critics mean when they say they tasted a "feminine" whiskey. This is it. It's soft, mellow, and smooth like a fragile, delicate butterfly. It's very, very good but the opposite of robust. Call it lovely; don't call it strong.
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Irishman Irishman (323)
Rating: 5.0 (2009-07-26)
My favorite Irish Whiskey BEFORE tasting Midleton was Jameson 18 year. Midleton Very Rare is simply in another class of fine Irish Whiskeys. Incredibly good.
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