Midleton 1973 26 Year Old Port Finish

Midleton 26 Year Old Port Finish

Midleton 26 Year Old

Irish Whiskey

A very special bottling of 1973 vintage single pot still whiskey from Midleton. It was released as a limited reserve to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Midleton Distillery from 1825 to 2000. It was distilled from barley and malted barley and after over 26 years of maturation in American Oak Bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts, it was finished for a few months in specially selected and individually numbered port pipes.
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Midleton 1973 / 26 Year Old / Port Finish Irish Whiskey

Midleton 1973 / 26 Year Old / Port Finish

 
 

Midleton 1973 / 26 Year Old / Port Finish Irish Whiskey

Distilled by Barry Crockett’s Father Max Crockett in 1973, Midleton 26 Year Old is one of the most special Midleton Whiskeys ever produced. After being aged for over 26 years, it is then finished for a further few months in serial numbered Port Pipes. This is a whiskey that is rich in Irish Whiskey heritage and quality which is why it fully deserves a Five Pooka Irish Whiskey rating from Stuart.

Midleton 1973 Port Finish Tasting Notes

  • Nose: A Mellow Spiciness with Honey and leather betraying the great age
  • Taste: Very deep and complex flavours of spice, and warm gingerbread with a hint of old wood and leather. Slight sherry sweetness.
  • Finish: Long finish of spice at first, morphing to sherry and port sweetness at the end.

Stuart Says

This is one of the most special Midleton Whiskeys ever produced. It was distilled by Midleton’s Master Distiller Mr. Max Crockett who was the father of the recently retired Master Distiller Barry Crockett. While there has been argument in recent years about the definition and use of the terms single pot still and pure pot still and single pure pot still, there is no argument here. Midleton 26 year old is a single pure pot still whiskey which is unblended with any other whiskey before being matured for over 26 years in American Oak ex Bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry Butts before being finished for the final few months in carefully selected and numbered Port Pipes. This was a very limited release and each bottle is serial numbered and also carries the serial number of the Port Pipe it was finished in. Because of its heritage, pedigree and sheer quality Midleton 26 Year Old is one of the very few recipients of Five Pooka Irish Whiskey rating.

Midleton 1973 / 26 Year Old / Port Finish Irish Whiskey Fact File

Brand Name: Midleton
Name: 1973 / 26 Year Old / Port Finish Irish Whiskey
ABV: 46%
Age Statement: 26 Years
Filtered?: Non chill filtered
Whiskey Type: Single Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Cask Type: Ex Bourbon Barrels and Sherry Butts. Finished for a few months in Port Pipes.
Pooka Scale: 5 on the Pooka scale
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