Oisin Davis on spirits: The impeccable 40-year legacy of Midleton Very Rare

The brand remains an inspiration to every distiller working in Ireland

Kevin O’Gorman with Barry Crockett of Midleton Very Rare

With over 30 distilleries in operation around Ireland, the Irish whiskey industry is officially thriving. But if we’re to keep that momentum going, we need to ensure we have a whiskey for every kind of palate and price range.

Entry level brands are crucial, but so are the premium ones. Four decades ago, during a commercially leaner period for the sector, one master distiller saw the need to blend and release the very finest whiskeys ...