Midleton Barry Crocket Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

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Produced by: Midleton Distillery
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Pernod Ricard UK
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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Ireland (Eire) Ireland (Eire)

Named after the second generation Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, legacy is a single pot still Irish whiskey aged 10-22 years mostly in first-fill ex-bourbon casks with some whisky matured in unseasoned virgin American oak casks also introduced to the blend. Bottled without chill filtration.
Barry Crocket was Master Distiller at Middleton Distillery for over three decades before his retirement in March 2013. Barry was born in the Distiller’s Cottage within the distillery grounds where his father, Max Crockett, was the Master Distiller. Barry served as apprentice to his father, eventually succeeding him as Master Distiller in 1981. Max handed over to his son and protégé at the time when the new Midleton Distillery was being commissioned. Similarly, 32 years later, Barry handed over to Brian Nation at a time when Midleton’s new brew hall and still room was being commissioned.

Barry and his father before him did much to help shape Midleton so it’s fitting that the Crockett name sits proudly on this excellent single pot still Irish whiskey. In Barry’s own words “this delivers the full expectation of what people would have had in relation to pot still whiskey from the Middleton Distillery.”

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 02/03/2013

Appearance:

(bottle N0. 003543 MSPS.11) Clear, bright golden.

Aroma:

Inviting and delicate. New leather, cedar wood, toast and vanilla with acacia honey, red apple, dried apricot, cocao, lime zest and honeysuckle blossom. Water teases out fruity aromas.

Taste:

This graceful yet characterful whiskey is light to medium bodied and delicately spicy with cinnamon, white pepper and pencil shavings which balances sweet vanilla, ripe red apple and boiled sweet fruit. Notes of lime zest, doughy bread crust, cacao and warm woody flavours. Water brings out more more sweet red apple and pencil shavings.

Aftertaste:

Medium length finish with rich vanilla, dried apricot and red apple balanced by elegant oak and delicate spice. A truly lovely and very knowledgably man suitably honoured by a fabulous whiskey.

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