Irish Distillers launches third Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach whiskey matured in Irish oak

Irish Distillers-owned whisky label Mildeton has launched the third release in its new Dair Ghaelach collection.

The new whiskey expression has matured in barrels made from virgin Irish oak grown in Knockrath Forest, County Wicklow.

The team behind the brand selected the Knockrath estate in the ancient Vale of Clara, where the oak has grown for more than 150 years. The area is known for its cool summers and heavy rainfall, which affects the density and porosity of the oak. this in-turn results in subtle flavour differences between Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest and its predecessors, Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood and Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest, according to Irish Distillers.

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest is bottled at cask strength ranging from 56.1% – 56.6% ABV. The native wood contributes notes of caramel, fruits, vanilla and chocolate “for a smooth and robust whiskey.”

The whiskey will be available from January 2020 in Ireland, UK, France, US and China at the recommended selling price of €310 per 70cl.

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