An Irish single pot still whisky from the Method & Madness series, which is finished in French Chestnut barrels.
Irish pot still whiskies are a unique classification to the country whereby both malted and unmalted grains are added into the mash. The practise comes from the historical practise of avoiding high taxes placed on malted barley and results in rich, spicy, resinous whiskies.
Distilled at the Midleton distillery, this has been initially matured in a mixture of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, before they are married in French Chestnut barrels.
The distillery themselves admit that the highly unusual practice of usual chestnut “came with a measure of guilt”.
A whiskey fill of flavour, this is a wild deviation from ‘classic’ Irish whiskies. Fruits and herbal notes with a plenty of mingling spices. It’s a whiskey that keeps evolving in the glass and certain one you’d place in the ‘new world’ category of Irish drams.
46% and un-chill filtered.
Method And Madness is a series of whiskies from the Midleton distillery, the releases produced on a far smaller scale that the distillery’s other flagships like Jameson and Redbreast. Experimentation and innovation is the goal here and they serve to showcase the breadth and depth of modern Irish whiskey.
- Single Pot Still