This is an incredible Midleton whiskey that was released to celebrate 30 years of the Very Rare range of blends. A collaboration between retired master distiller Barry Crockett and new master distiller Brian Nation, each bottle carries a signature of both men. Two casks were selected, one, a single pot still cask from 1984 and the other a single grain from 1981. These were then married for six months in a fourth-fill Bourbon barrel which eventually yielded just 117 bottles.
The Midleton distillery disposed of most of the old casks during the 1980’s when they moved onto a stricter wood selection and cask management scheme. Therefore barrels from this era are incredibly rare and it is unlikely that there will be any more bottling from this period.
The bottle is presented in a special oak box, both crafted from unique Irish artisan materials. Each bottle is hand-blown at Jerpoint Glass in Kilkenny and a miniature is also supplied for tasting purposes. The oak box which hugs the bottle very neatly was crafted in County Wexford.