Explore the World of Irish Whiskey
At Midleton Distillery, we are incredibly proud to play our part in driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. It's quite simply in our DNA, and we hold Ireland’s most wide-ranging collection of whiskeys including the quintessential pot still style.
In fact, single pot still is the only style of whiskey that is exclusively made in Ireland. Where single malt is produced from 100% malted barley, pure pot still whiskey uses a combination of malted and unmalted barley.
This mixed mash gives the whisky a distinctive spiciness known as 'pot still character'. It has a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel and spicy, orchard fruit flavour. By the end of the 19th century, there was more pure pot still whiskey leaving Ireland’s shores than any other whiskey style from any other country.
By the 1980s, however, it was a style that had almost died out, surviving only in the form of the whiskeys made at Midleton Distillery.
2011 saw the launch of the Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton to rejuvenate the popular style of whiskey to its former glory. But its not just pot still whiskeys that make up our extensive portfolio.
As a member of The Barrel Club you will trial, taste, and talk about everything from the smoothness of Jameson Black Barrel to the pinnacle of Irish whiskey Midleton Very Rare. Discover the essence of Irish whiskey with Barrel Club Midleton Distillery.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is a blended Irish whiskey. First, we take the best of pot still and fine grain whiskeys. Then we triple distil them - not because we have to, because we want to as it gives it its signature smoothness. Finally, we age them in oak casks for a minimum of 4 years, making Jameson triple distilled, twice as smooth and one of a kind.
For more than a century Redbreast has stayed true to the Irish Pot Still Whiskey making tradition. Today it is considered to be the definitive expression of this quintessential style of Irish whiskey making – a living legacy. Redbreast is the largest selling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world.
Midleton Very Rare
Known as the pinnacle of Irish whiskey, the first Midleton Very Rare bottling was created in 1984 and a new vintage is released every year since. The Midleton Very Rare range is not blended like any other whiskey. The uncompromising ritual and expertise of the Master Distiller leads to subtle but recognisable differences between the years.
Powers Irish whiskey has been celebrated for over two centuries for its bold taste. It’s a start, middle and ending like no other whiskey. In essence, Powers is all about the finer cut and the bolder flavour - a simple story with a complex taste.
Method and Madness
Method and Madness Irish Whiskey has been hatched from the minds of the Masters and Apprentices of Midleton Distillery. When great minds collide, incredible creations can emerge.
Innovation is nothing new to Midleton, but the new microdistillery has provided the copper canvas for experimentation to run free. The whiskeys coming out of this distillers’ playground provide a new taste from Irish whiskey history.
Under the hustle and bustle of cobbled Dublin streets in the early 1900s, a rare whiskey was quietly making a name for itself. The simple act of marking barrels with spots of coloured paint would not only signify their age potential, but would become the namesake for this coveted whiskey, bonded and bottled by The Mitchells – a seventh generation family business.
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Thank you for your interest
Barrel Club is now closed for new memberships. To hear more about our exceptional Irish whiskey offering, including exclusive releases, please visit our online Midleton Distillery Collection and Brand Home distillery stores, at both Midleton Co. Cork and Bow St. in Dublin.