Method & Madness “Single Malt” Irish Whiskey
A single malt from Midleton, aged in bourbon barrels and enhanced with French limousin oak casks before being bottled for the Method and Madness range. Launched in 2017, we’ve already become fans of this range and are very excited to see what comes next.
The first Irish single malt from Midleton in a very long time – French Limousin oak adds floral aromatics while bourbon casks provide a toasted, nutty character. One to savour.
In 2016 this bourbon barrel matured 14 year old single malt whiskey was transferred for a final aging period in French Limousin Oak. The result is part of Midleton’s Method & Madness range of experimental bottlings.
This Method and Madness Single Malt Irish whiskey is one of four initial bottlings in the new Method and Madness Irish whiskey range and the first ever single malt release from the Midleton distillery.
The single malt was laid down to mature in American Bourbon barrels at the Midleton distillery in 2002 and keeping to the theme of the new Method and Madness range this is no straight forward triple distilled Irish single malt whiskey, the masters and apprentices of Midleton have added their own twist to this single malt, a portion of the new single malt has been finished for 12 months in unseasoned French Limousin Oak casks.
Very fresh and fruity, with notes of aromatic peach and fresh melon, with floral notes and a biscuity sweetness.
Richer on the palate, with the fruit now softened with golden syrup and honey, with notes of cinnamon toast.
Overall, clean and fruity, with some lingering spice in the background.