Names in a hat for opportunity to buy a €40,000 bottle of whiskey

Very rare 46-year-old single pot still from Midleton distillery has gone on sale by random ballot at Brown Thomas

Claire Tolan: people love to give rare whiskey as a gift, ‘it’s a real tradition’. Picture: Anthony Woods

The new owner of a €40,000 bottle of Irish whiskey which went on sale in Brown Thomas in Dublin last week will be determined by a random ballot.

Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two, a 46-year-old single pot still made at the Midleton distillery in Cork, is housed in a Waterford Crystal decanter and a handmade wooden cabinet. Just 70 bottles are available and Brown Thomas, which is its first Irish stockist, is ...