Midleton Silent Distillery Collection Chapter 5 Release

In a celebration of Irish whiskey heritage, the Midleton Silent Distillery Collection has released its fifth chapter, now available at The Whiskey Reserve. This latest edition continues the remarkable journey of this ultra-rare whiskey collection, capturing the essence of Old Midleton Distillery's historic craftsmanship. As the collection nears its completion, enthusiasts and collectors alike are eager to savour these once-in-a-lifetime releases.

A Brief History of the Midleton Silent Distillery Collection

The Midleton Silent Distillery Collection is a series of six releases, each representing the pinnacle of Irish whiskey artistry. The collection's name pays homage to the Old Midleton Distillery, which operated from 1825 until its closure in 1975. Each annual release, from Chapter One to Chapter Six, ranges in age from 45 to 50 years and is a testament to the distillery’s rich legacy.

The Unveiling of Chapter 5

Midleton Silent Distillery Collection Chapter 5 Release

Chapter 5, priced at €70,000, has been eagerly anticipated by whiskey connoisseurs worldwide. This release, matured to perfection over 49 years, epitomises the harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary whiskey-making excellence.

The Decanter and Cabinet: Artistry Beyond Whiskey

The glass decanter, crafted by the House of Waterford, is mouth-blown and hand-finished, ensuring each piece is unique. The cabinet, designed by John Galvin, is handcrafted from select lacewood, featuring premium shagreen leather and sterling silver accents.

Tasting Notes: A Symphony of Flavours

Nose: Delicate hints of fruit with peach, apricot, and dates, complemented by sugar-glazed almonds, worn leather, antique wood, treacle toffee, vanilla essence, and heather honey, with a light dusting of white pepper.

Taste: Opens with a vibrant medley of stone and citrus fruits, with a luscious and silk-coating texture. Oak tannins add notes of herbal tea and dark chocolate, while spices and ginger complement the sweet undertones of salted caramel and toffee apple.

Finish: A lingering finish with rich, intense flavours, leaving the pot still spices and fruits to have the final say as the oak slowly fades.

Future Plans: Pouring History

Once the complete release of all six chapters, The Whiskey Reserve plans to offer pours from these rare bottles. This unique opportunity will allow you to experience the rich history and unparalleled craftsmanship of the Midleton Silent Distillery Collection firsthand.

As we await the final chapter of this extraordinary collection, Chapter 5 stands as a testament to the enduring legacy and innovation of Midleton Distillery. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a passionate whiskey lover, this release offers an unforgettable journey through the history of Irish whiskey.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Midleton Silent Distillery Collection and other exclusive releases at The Whiskey Reserve.