Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Three presented

The exclusive Irish whiskey will be released as a very limited edition of only 97 bottles

With the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Three, the Irish distillery continues its series of absolutely rare whiskeys.

One edition of the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection series has been released every year since 2020. There will be six editions in total, with Chapter Six being released in 2025. That year will mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the legendary Old Midleton Distillery, which operated from 1825 to 1975. The six Chapters of the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection present single pot still whiskey aged between 45 and 50 years, what means from the last years of production at the distillery.

97 crystal decanters holding 47 year old single pot still whiskey

After the 45 and the 46-year-old whiskey, the 47-year-old will be released in 2022, marking the halfway point in the series. It was batched from an ex-sherry butt and an ex-bourbon barrel. A total of 97 bottles of whiskey are available, more precisely they are crystal decanters from the Irish company Waterford Crystal. Those decanters are presented in cabinets made of burr elm.

The Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Three is dedicated to the craftsmanship that has been connected to the element of fire through the decades. The press release cites the inspiration for this as the assembly and installation of the Midleton Distillery's giant still in 1854. Trained "fire men" managed the temperature of the stills, which could heat more than 30,000 gallons of liquid per day.

With 45,000 Euros you are (perhaps) there

Those interested in one of the numbered editions can register for a ballot on the distillery's homepage in the Midleton Very Rare The 1825 Room from May 3rd to 10th. Of course you can't win the whiskey, but the opportunity to buy it for 45,000 € / 42.500 £.

If you „only“ want to try the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Three once, you should apply for a ticket to the Adare Manor Hotel in Ireland for a special tasting event on June 13th. Then there will be the possibility to enjoy these flavours:

Producer's tasting notes

Nose: A rich medley of forest fruits, with notes of sugar-glazed cherries, earthy and toffee tones of muscovado sugar and almond flake. These notes complement the oak’s enduring influence on the spirit adding aromas akin to worn leather bound ledgers and pipe tobacco, while the pot still spirit continues to firmly assert its presence adding measured levels of spice.

Taste: Opens with a luxuriously rich and full-bodied texture with accompanying notes of freshly brewed dark roasted coffee, caramelised fruits with crushed pistachio and hazelnut. Mild notes of dried herbs and peppermint add further complexity along with the oak’s soft tannins and delicate pot still spices.

Finish: Lasting finish in which the soft fruits and old pot still spices linger in harmony with the oak, further emphasising how decades of undisturbed ageing can create such balance and complexity.