Ten Midleton pot still whiskeys launch

12 February, 2013
Midleton #7102 La Maison du Whisky

Midleton #7102 La Maison du Whisky

Taste Full bodied and richly textured with a great combination of spice and fruit flavours. Characters of dried orange peel, apricots, fresh lemons, cloves, ginger and allspice all make an appearance on a slowly evolving palate.

Finish The finish is highly complex and multi-layered with pot still character coming through right to the end.

 

Cask #48750 [54.1% ABV]

Date of Bonding 12 November 1991, exclusive to The Whisky Exchange (£235)

Nose A presence of aromatic oils and spices typical of this style of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Some linseed, backed-up with a touch of menthol, paves the way for fleshy, exotic fruits as well as kiwi, melon and a squeeze of blackcurrant. The wood influence cannot be ignored with vanilla overtones and firm base notes of charred oak, completing the aromatics.

Taste The initial succulence of the fruity mouth-coating develops into a rich infusion of spices and fruit. Cinnamon, vanilla and dark chocolate, some sweet green pepper with cedar wood and charred oak, all delivered in harmony.

Finish A long and leisurely finish. The full complexity slowly fades leaving the last word to the barley.

 

Cask #1044 [53.8% ABV]

Date of Bonding 13 January 1995, exclusive to Dublin Airport Authority

Nose A rich full spicy aroma. The combination of spices, typical of this style of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey and the contribution of the ex-bourbon barrel produces sweet notes of liquorice, cinnamon and vanilla with some dark berries on a seasoned oak base.

Taste Soft and mellow with some dairy fudge quickly followed by the rich Pot Still spices. As a hint of clove fades, charred oak and vanilla are in balance with a touch of dried apricot.

Finish Pleasantly long with succulent dry barley at the conclusion.

 

Cask #1045 [54.3% ABV]

Midleton #53735 La Maison du Whisky

Midleton #53735 La Maison du Whisky

Date of Bonding 13 January 1995, exclusive to Dublin Airport Authority

Nose The combination of spices is typical of this type of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, with cinnamon, liquorice and black pepper in balance with charred oak and vanilla. Soft mellow fleshy fruit notes of melon and banana add to the complexity.

Taste The sweet fruity notes appear ahead of the rich spices. Creamy vanilla is a feature which, along with some charred oak, is the contribution of the ex-bourbon barrel from American white oak.

Finish Long and satisfying – from the Pot Still spices, through the wood, to the barley.

 

Cask #1046 [53.0% ABV]

Date of Bonding 13 January 1995, exclusive to Dublin Airport Authority

Nose A fully rounded aroma of rich Pot Still spices. Cinnamon and vanilla deliver some sweetness. In contrast a touch of black pepper, bitter almond and charred oak bring more robust earthy notes, while banana and mango make the balancing fruity contribution.

Taste Soft dairy toffee is the initial mouth coating sensation with fruits and spices to quickly follow. The sweet notes of cinnamon and vanilla harmonise with the deeper spices and fleshy fruit to deliver complexity.

Finish The rich character slowly fades to reveal the wood and barley foundations.

 

Cask #56279 [58.4% ABV]

Date of Bonding 16 June 1999, exclusive to Irisch Lifestyle

Nose Full, rich Pot Still character. Wood, vanilla and sweet spices are rounded off with some light floral notes. Some weight is added by a touch of freshly ground black pepper, leather and barley straw.





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