Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy is another pot sill offering from Midleton sitting alongside an already impressive line up of brands. Barry Crockett was a master distiller for Midleton for over 50 years which is an impressive stint. I can’t imagine the amount of top quality whiskies he has been behind. This offering from Midleton is different to the Redbreast 12 and Powers John’s Lane in that sherry casks have not been used during maturation. Instead, a mix of ex-bourbon and new American oak barrels have been used. Makes a nice change.
Whisky: Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whisky, 46%
Nose: Lots of cream, butterscotch, mango milkshake, citrus and orange
Taste: Alcohol, oak, burnt toast, tropical fruits, citrus, pepper
Finish: pepper and oak
Summary: Initially I was hit by rich creamy and tropical fruit notes which also carry onto the taste. There is an alcohol kick to this at first on the taste with a touch of oak but then the fruitiness comes in along with citrus. Then you get hit with peppery spice and oak again to finish. This is quite different and a step above the Redbreast and Powers John’s Lane 12. This is rich, creamy and tropical with spicy undertones. A really good mixture in my books. A bottle of this is approx. £150 and although I wouldn’t spend that much on a bottle I can see why it is priced so high.
Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,
1 – not to my preference
2 – tastes fine but does not excite me
3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally
4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf
5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf
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