Midleton Very Rare 2021, 40%

Price: $208 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Midleton master distiller Kevin O'Gorman's debut vintage accentuates the elegant nature of Very Rare, and evokes an indulgent nose of rich caramel, dry spices, apple strudel, vanilla fudge, seasoned oak, banana, and toasted coconut. The palate revels in soft orchard fruits with a gentle undertow of spice, bananas in custard, and caramelized sugar. Including single pot still whiskey from 1984, this is fruit-led and so sippable. (Collectible)