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Midleton Irish Whiskey Distillery Brands
Green Spot 10 year old
Green Spot 12 year old
Jameson Blended Irish Whiskey.
Jameson 12 year old Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey
Jameson 18 year old Limited Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey
Jameson Select Reserve
Jameson Gold Reseve Blended Irish Whiskey
Jameson Rarest 2009 Vintage Reserve
Jameson Signature Reserve
Older Distillery Bottling
Jameson 18 year old Master Selection Blended Irish Whiskey
Jameson Rarest 2007 Vintage Reserve
Midleton Very Rare Blended Irish Whiskey
Vintages 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Midleton Master Distillers Private Collection Irish Pure Pot Stilll Whiskey.
Midleton Pure Pot Still 25 Year Old
Midleton Pure Pot Still 30 Year Old
Midleton Pure Pot Still 1973
Powers Gold Label Blended
Powers Signature Release
Powers12 year old Reserve Blended
Redbreast 12 year old
Redbreast 12 year old Cask Strength
Redbreast 15 year old
Redbreast 21 year old
Irish Single Pure Pot Still New Range
Midleton Single Cask 1994, 1991, 1996,
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
Powers John's Lane release aged 12 years
Redbreast 12 years old- and at cask strength
Redbreast 15 year old -and at cask strength
Greenspot, 10 year old - 12 year old
Yellow Spot 12 year old
In 1966 The Cork Distillers Company amalgamated with their city rivals John Jameson & Son and John Power & Son together they formed the Irish Distillers Group.
The City distilleries were hemmed in with little room for expansion just expensive rebuilding was the only option. So the newly formed company decided that a new all-purpose distillery would be built at Midleton that would allow for future expansion.
Midleton Irish Whiskey Distillery History 1975...onwards
In 1975 production at the Old Midleton Distillery was moved to the New Midleton Distillery built right next to the original one.
The New Midleton Distillery has a high production capacity. Using 13 stills that are operated three at a time in different combinations to produce the various whiskeys.
The Distillery produces whiskey for four different brands; Jameson, Paddy, Powers Gold Label and Midleton. The distillery also produces a significant volume of grain whisky.
The annual production capacity at the New Midleton Distillery is 19 million litres.
The beautiful Old Midleton Distillery currently serves as a visitor centre where the history of Irish whiskey may be studied.
Greenspot Irish Whiskey
It was once the wide spread practise in Ireland for wine merchants to fill their own casks with the spirit from their local distilleries and sell it under their own brand name.
As businesses closed or merged, brands were lost. Others decided not to compete with the ever more powerful distillers. Some distillers simply refused to supply the whiskey. In the end there was only one left which can still be found today. That sole survivor is Green Spot.
The current Green Spot is made entirely from seven and eight year old Midleton pot still, a healthy 25% coming from sherry cask, which is quite evident in its aroma and taste.
Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey 2007 40%
Triple Distilled by John Jameson & Son at the Midleton Distillery Co Cork.
Aged to perfection and bottled in the year 2007
Production Strictly Limited
Midleton very rare is the most exclusive whiskey produced in Ireland.
Distilled three times by John Jameson and Son, the whiskey is carefully aged in individually chosen oak casks.
Midleton Very Rare is only available in strictly limited quantities as just a small number of casks of the finest distillates are personally selected by the Master Distiller each year.
It is reserved for the appreciation of only the most discerning judges of fine whiskeys.
Each bottle is individually numbered and each label signed by the Master Distiller as a final guarantee of outstanding quality
Redbreast Irish Whiskey 12 year old 40%
This pure pot still whiskey is matured for a minimum of 12 years in sherry casks and Bourbon barrels. Like all good pot still whiskeys, it is strongly flavoured and assertive,
Rebreast Irish Whiskey Tasting notes...
Nose: Nutty oiliness. Nuts and sultanas in a fruit cake.
Palate: Tangerines, Brazil nuts, Toasted almonds. Sherry . Lots of flavours development.
Finish: Vanilla, spicily warming. Long.
Comment: Those oily cakey aromas still have me hankering for a weekend in Dublin. tea and cakes at the Shelbourne. then of to the Horseshoe Bar for the first whiskey of the evening.
Michael Jackson tasting note kindly supplied by the Whisky Magazine.