Single Pot Still Whiskey Tweet Tasting

Another fantastic Twitter Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from TheWhiskyWire.com this time a range of Single Pot Still whiskeys from the Midleton distillery.

I've had a few Irish whiskeys before, including the Cooley range from a Twitter Tasting last year and i was really looking forward to this one.

Redbreast 12 Year old Redbreast 12 Year Old

First up was Redbreast 12, I've had this before but instead of posting my old notes which are available to read here I've posted these ones completely from scratch.

Bottle Name Redbreat 12 Year Old
Bottler Midleton
Distiller Midleton
Age* 12
ABV 40%
Nose This is a lovely light nose, lots of citrus fruit in there especially limes maybe even some lychee also definitely something tropical, quite oily, after sitting a while it goes more marzipan and creamy white chocolate with some condensed milk.
Taste Some lovely sweet golden syrup wrapped around a spoon made of chocolate and lychees with the occasional prod from a raisin or sultana, yum.
Finish nice length with touches of vanilla ice cream and a chocolate wafer.


Green Spot Green Spot

Next up was the highly recommended and awarded Green Spot i've been looking forward to this for a while now and have some Yellow Spot to try in the next day or so also.

Bottle Name Green Spot
Bottler Midleton
Distiller Midleton
Age* NAS
ABV 40%
Nose Oh yummy, red apples and quite tropical in nature some caramelised battered bananas, there's touches of ripe fruit and some condensed milk
Taste very sweet, definite banana tropical notes, maybe even some pineapple juice in there, goes a little tarte after a while too like a nice red grapefruit
Finish still some sweetness there but it does go grapefuity and tarte


Powers John's Lane Powers John's Lane

A single pot still release of Powers whisky. It's matured in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, and named after the distillery where it was first made, now sadly closed.

Bottle Name Powers John's Lane
Bottler Midleton
Distiller Midleton
Age* 12
ABV 46%
Nose Oh now this reminds me of Auchentoshan, light and bourbon influenced with a touch of something floral and sweet underneath, touches of oaky goodness and a little bit of nestle Cheerios in there too.
Taste more of the bourbon influence, sweet and slightly floral with a touch of creamy oily goodness, touches of a malty biscuit, maybe even some strong tea dunked hob nobs
Finish Oh this is a tingler, all over mouth tingling sensation, lovely stuff


Barry Crockett legacyBarry Crockett Legacy

Released in 2011, Midleton's Barry Crockett edition was named after the distillery's master distiller, and it is aged in both bourbon and new American oak barrels! Very interesting indeed and a limite release of around 2,500 bottles per year.

Bottle Name Barry Crockett Legacy
Bottler Midleton
Distiller Midleton
Age* NAS
ABV 46%
Nose Very light, this already feels like it's got a whole lot of complexity going on, there's light fleshy fruits like melon and a touch of kiwi, as it sits in the glass it goes more brown bread and dough like
Taste Sparks of oak and tingles of dough mix on this one and fire all over your mouth, not as fruity as i was expecting from the nose, quite bourbonesque
Finish long and glowing


An amazing night in great company and i'd certainly recommend that you try each and every one of these lovely Irish Whiskey expressions.