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Midleton 26 Year Old 175th Anniversary 75cl / US Import

Lot: 223182

Midleton 26 Year Old 175th Anniversary 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £902

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Lot: 223182
Distillery: 
Old Midleton
Age: 
26 Year Old
Vintage: 
1973
Region: 
Ireland
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
See Lot Description
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Midleton 26 Year Old 175th Anniversary 75cl / US Import

A very, very rare bottling of Midleton, distilled in 1973 at the original Old Midleton distillery, and bottled in 2000.

The Old Midleton distillery was established by the Murphy brothers in 1825, having converted an old woolden mill originally built by Marcus Lynch on land granted to him by the Viscount Midleton. The Cork Distilleries group was formed in 1867, with Midleton joining the following year, and over the next century, it was the last in the company still active. Cork Distilleries has been the product of a market downturn caused by various political, social and economic factors, and just shot of 100 years later, a similar melting pot of problems was boiling over. The result was that Ireland remaining three companies, Cork Distilleries, Powers and Jameson, all joined forces to become the Irish Distillers group. Their distilleries were closed down over the next decade, with all operations moved to a New Midleton distillery, which opened in 1975. Old Midleton is now the home of a Jameson visitor experience, and whiskey distilled there in its time is increasingly valuable.

Matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks before being finished in port pipe #39810.

One of only 1,000 bottles.

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