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Midleton Very Rare 2014 Tasting notes and reviews

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Midleton Very Rare 2014

Brand
Midleton
Expression
Very Rare 2014
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Old Midleton Distillery
Website
www.irishdistillers.ie
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

73
Nose
Dense and a little unyielding to begin with, possibly due to the chunk American oak. A touch of gentle spice, toffee and fragrant honey appears but that oak is far too dominant.
Palate
Dense and oaked. The oak has hobnail boots and stamps all over the palate. Maybe a touch of soft spice and honey can be detected, but I can't see the wood for the trees!
Finish
Medium length with a light spiciness and lingering oak.
Comment
All oak and no trousers!

Martine Nouet

79
Nose
Oaky and fruity. Old furniture, polished floor. Dried apricot. Seville orange marmalade. Old leather. On time, more wood notes. Cedarwood. Touch of creamy toffee. With water, a heady floral note.
Palate
Crisp and dry. Oak takes the lead. More bitter orange. Dry spiciness at mid-palate. Then amaretto.
Finish
Dry and slightly astringent.
Comment
Oak is dominating but in an elegant way. Avoid water, it takes on a bitter side.
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