In 1825, the Murphy siblings, James, Jeremiah, and Daniel, established their first distillery on the site. While their initiative was still in its infancy, it continued to expand. There was less demand for whiskey in Ireland in the 1840s because of the famine. At some point in the 1860s, the Cork Distilleries Company was formed by a group of small distilleries, among them Midleton. While the distillery formerly housed the world’s biggest pot still, it was adversely impacted by the decline in demand for Irish whiskey in the early part of the twentieth century. Blended whisky’s sustained success in Scotland, the trade war with Ireland and the United Kingdom, and prohibition in the United States all contributed to this. As a result, the Irish whiskey business suffered greatly.
Only a few distilleries survived on the island in the 1960s. In 1966, all three formed an alliance known as Irish Distillers. John Powers and Son, John Jameson and Son, and Cork Malt liquors Company were the three. A New Middleton whiskey Distillery will be erected next to Midleton Distillery’s old Midleton distillery in Cork, where the first two facilities were located.
When Midleton Distillery opened in mid-1975, the old Midleton Brewery across the street shut down on the same day. A year later, Jameson and Powers in Dublin both closed. With €100 million in 2013, Irish Distillers reiterated their commitment to becoming the world’s leading producer of Irish whiskey. An extra €130 million was invested in expanding and upgrading output at this remarkable distillery in 2019.
The distillery is a genuine symbol of Ireland’s whiskey legacy since it is home to brands like Paddy, Jameson, Middleton rare, Powers, Redbreast, and the Spot Whisky categories.
Inspired of the golden period of Irish Whiskey maturation in bourbon barrels, this whiskey has been aged for 13 years before being re-cashed in a Malaga barrel. Sweet cherry, vanilla, and honeycomb on the aroma, followed by a smooth tongue of orchard fruits, treacle, and light chocolate on the palate. A lengthy, comforting conclusion concludes the piece.
The epitome of an Irish Pot Still brew. The Redbreast 12 is a full-bodied sherry-influenced whiskey beloved by whiskey connoisseurs all over the globe.
Powers John’s Lane Single Pot
In this new release, aged in bourbon and sherry barrels, the pot still style is spiced up on the aroma and has a gentle, sweet fruit flavor to it. The velvety finish that results from the wine’s 12-year aging is one of the reasons it is so beloved in Ireland.
Method & Madness Cherry Wood
Whiskey that has been aged in wild cherry wood barrels and has a tropical fruit and ginger flavor profile throughout is an intriguing new experiment in Irish Whiskey making.
Method & Madness Single Malt
Finished with French Limousine Oak, this whiskey has a delicate bouquet of floral scents and a flavor profile of dry barley and biscuits. The Method and Madness range’s innovation has resulted in a very unique whiskey.
Method & Madness Single Grain
This smooth grain whiskey, aged in the first fill of Spanish virgin oak, offers a delicate rose petal aroma and oak and wood spice flavors on the tongue. Irish grain whiskey’s sweet cereal aftertaste is a testament to its superiority.
Method & Madness Single Pot Still
A whiskey that combines sherry and American oak aging, with a French Chestnut finish, has given us a unique flavor profile. Cinnamon spice and banana flavor are found on the tongue, with a hint of mint on the scent. Green tea notes linger in the aftertaste. This is a very unique whiskey.
Method & Madness Port Pipe 28 YO
It is rare to find a whiskey that has spent so much time in port pipes as this Method and Madness bottle. They aged this wine for an incredible 22 years in Ruby Port Casks after six years in bourbon barrels. It’s no wonder that this is the most sought-after method and madness wine because of its aroma of kiwi and mango, as well as flavors of vanilla, port wine, and cinnamon on the taste. There are just 486 bottles of this wine left.
Method & Madness Acacia Wood
It was not enough for Middleton to age this limited-edition whiskey in top-shelf Bourbon and Sherry barrels; they also employed beautiful Acacia casks, which are often used for premium wine. How could you say no to such an irresistible offer? The limited-edition bottlings from the method and madness series have sold out.