Midleton Very Rare 2020, 40%

Price: $220 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Former master distiller Brian Nation's final release has all the classic Midleton hallmarks, but this is on the spicier side, hinting at a greater pot still influence. Fresh and fragrant on the nose with green apple, glazed fudge doughnuts, vanilla, peppercorn, cinnamon, and nutmeg. American oak plays its part with toffee and vanilla flavors, while little explosions of pot still spices burst among fruity red apple and orange peel notes.