Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood is a Single Pot Still Irish whiskey from the Midleton Distillery and it means, quite simply, Irish Oak. This whiskey has been matured in barrels made from sustainable virgin Irish Oak grown on the Ballaghtobin Estate in Co. Kilkenny and what the oak brings to this special whiskey is the true and unique flavour of Ireland. Its provenance as individual as its fragrance, its journey from grain to glass as distinguished as its finish, this is a whiskey like no other.
The Irish Oak casks are filled with a select range of 15 to 22 year old Single Pot Still distillates. Nosed and tasted every month by our Master Blender, Billy Leighton, and Master of Maturation, Kevin O’Gorman, after almost a year, Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood was judged to be beautifully balanced; subtly yet unmistakably flavoured to perfection by the Irish Oak that gives it its name. Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood is one of a kind as it is our first Irish whiskey to be matured in home-grown Irish Oak.
In 2015 Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood was named Irish whiskey of the year by both Whisky Advocate and The Jim Murray Whisky Bible.