Following 2020's unprecedented news that Midleton Very Rare was launching the first in a range of six world-class whiskies - which had even the most seasoned experts in the spirits industry all aflutter - the Irish distiller is back with its second release of the collection. Crafted in a run of just 70 bottles, Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two is just as sought-after as the first.
An exciting reprisal from the silent distillery, Chapter Two is a 46-year-old Irish whiskey, that was distilled in 1973 using Old Midleton's signature style, using the seldom-used single copper pot still method. It was initially aged in sherry and bourbon casks for two decades before being recasked into refill bourbon casks - and then recasked again in port pipes, before eventually completing the process in refill bourbon casks once more, resulting in an impressive ageing period of 46 years total. Old Midleton Distillery closed its doors in 1975, making the 2021 reprisal even more exceptional.