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    Re: Midleton Very Rare - Does the "vintage" matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    My issue with them is that I get a kind of tang, grain whisky-like, which denotes a typical blend. I don't know what proportion of grain whisky is used, but I would prefer the single pot still to have a greater say especially for the price.

    Gary

    I wonder if that tang you are getting is a touch of young potstill taste. We just released our second batch of our Irish style potstill whiskey. It would be single potstill if made in ireland. Lots of unmalted barley. There is a tang if you will to it, I call it a linseed oil character. A hard tastes if you will, that one could easily mistake for havuing grain whiskey in it. This new release has 5 percent oats, and it really shows.

  2. #12
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    Re: Midleton Very Rare - Does the "vintage" matter?

    Tom, no, it's the relatively neutral part of the palate, the grain whiskey, I was referring to.

    Gary

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    Re: Midleton Very Rare - Does the "vintage" matter?

    The 2010 version has the (to my palate at least) sherry cask. I read that different expression years are either sherry or bourbon cask aged.

 

 

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