Dec 17, 2014

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Review

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy is a single pot still whiskey...

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Review
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy is a single pot still whiskey (malted and unmated barley) that is triple distilled in the traditional Irish fashion and then “exclusively matured in American bourbon barrels”. It is a NAS whiskey and while they don’t disclose what the youngest whiskies in here are, the oldest in this bottle is 25 years which is where some of the light woody notes come from.

So who is Barry Crockett and why does he get a whiskey named after himself? With no apparent relation to the infamous Davy Crockett, Barry Crockett is the 2nd generation master distiller at Midleton (makers of Jameson) and is one of the key figures working to bring more single pot still whiskies into the world. Which is something I, as an Irish whiskey fan, am incredibly grateful for because it really is it’s own unique and delicious style with nuances in flavor and aroma that I truly enjoy.

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Review

Bottle: 032275

ABV: 46%
Age: NAS
Price: $220*
Distiller: Midleton
Mashbill: Malted & unmalted barley

Light caramel

Malt, banana heavy fruit, grassy honey, butterscotch, coppery single pot still notes, buttered popcorn, vanilla, citrus, peaches and it just keeps going on… and on… and on. It has a wonderfully complex nose. Have I mentioned before that I love Irish whiskey?

Complexity, complexity, complexity. Caramel, malt, sweet cream, vanilla, that coppery single pot still character, light complex fruit notes, cinnamon heavy spice, honey and more. Simply put, it’s tasty.

Malt, caramel and fruit fade oh so slowly to a sweet woody note.

Comes together very well. Nicely balanced, a soft full body and a lovely oily texture complete the picture.

The sweet coppery and malty nose bolstered by dark sweet notes… awesome. The sweet dessert and rich malty character sitting side by side on the palate with some complex fruit… awesome. The sweet fruity and woody finish… awesome. I hope you see the trend.

SCORE: 94/100


*Disclosure: This sample of Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy was graciously sent to me by the company for the purposes of this review. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.

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