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Midleton Barry Crocket Legacy 70cl 46°

Distillery : Midleton / Country : Ireland / Reference: : 21997

Midleton, the brand, has gained recognition with a series of very small batches of Pot Still and Blended Irish Whiskey. The last realisation to date bears the signature of the Master Distiller, Barry Crockett. For the first time, Midleton releases a Single Pot Still.

Midleton's style is characterized by elegant, fully-flavoured spirits, and exclusive use of American Bourbon barrels for the maturation.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
Net Weight0.7 kg
ABV46 °
TypeBlended Irish Whiskey
DistilleryMidleton
CountryIreland
RegionCounty Cork
MaturationBourbon
PeatNon Peated
PackagingWooden Case
Reference:21997

In 1966, John Jameson & Son decided to merge with whiskey production companies John Power & Cork Distillers to form the Irish Distillers Ltd group, today owned by Pernod-Ricard.



The complete whiskey production has been relocated in Midleton, near Cork, where a new distillery has been built. Midleton is located near the distillery of the same name, founded in 1825 by the Murphy brothers.


Midleton distillery is one of the most modern distilleries worldwide. Its production capacity reaches 19 million liters of alcohol per year; with 13 stills producing every type of Irish whiskeys (Irish Pot Stills, single malts, and single grains). The ancient buildings of the distillery have been kept and turned into a museum.


Named “The Jameson Heritage Center”, we may admire an amazing water wheel from 1852, a stationary steam machine used to power the distillery and the biggest still the world. It is in one of these old Georgian architecture stone buildings with red shutters that Barry Crockett, the current Midleton distillery Director, was born. The Old Midleton style: even with a great range of expressions, Midleton’s whiskeys develop a unique character. They have a specific fruity nose (red fruits) with a spicy backdrop and sweet notes of grains. The distillery produces exceptional pure pot still whiskeys, such as Redbreast.

Colour: intense old gold with light copper glow.

Nose: elegant notes of vanilla and toasted oak, followed by a touch of lime, green cherries, pears and a spark of medium chili.

Palate: peppery notes opens on lemon, lime and very sweet notes of tangerine. A touch of oaky cinnamon and vanilla are evocative of the maturation in American barrels.

Finish: long and complex, with a marked return of the American oak.

Gold Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

94/100 Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013

Gold Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2012

Silver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012

Gold Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2011

Trophy, International Spirits Challenge 2011