In 1825, the Murphy brothers, James, Jeremiah, and Daniel, founded their first distillery on the site. While their effort was still in its infancy, it increased in breadth and ambition. There was less demand for whiskey in Ireland in the 1840s due of the famine. The Cork Distilleries Company was created in the 1860s by a consortium of local distilleries, particularly Midleton. As a result of Irish whiskey’s decreasing fortunes in the early 1900s, the biggest pot still of its sort in the world was no longer functioning at this distillery. The popularity of blended whisky in Scottish, the trade rivalry between Ireland and the United Kingdom, and prohibition in the United States all contributed to this. The Irish whiskey business suffered as a result of all of these causes.
Only a few distilleries remained on the island by the 1960s. In 1966, three of them established an association known as Irish Distillers. John Jameson & Son, John Powers and Son, and Cork Distilleries Corporation were all members of the group. The decision was taken to shut down the Dublin-based facilities of the first two distilleries and shift their operations to Cork, where a new facility would be established close to the old Midleton plant.
The new Midelton Whiskey distillery opened in mid-1975, while the old distillery across the street was shut down on the same day. Both Dublin’s Jameson and Powers distilleries shut down a year later. Reaffirming their ambition to become the main producer of Irish whiskey, the distillery invested over €100 million in 2013 to enhance output. This exceptional distillery got an extra €130 million in investments in 2019 to help it develop and boost its output.
The distillery is a great emblem of Irish whiskey culture, producing such legendary brands as Jameson, Redbreast, Powers, Paddy, Midleton Very Rare, and Spot Whisky.
Redbreast \sIrish Pot Still in its finest form. The Redbreast 12 is a full-bodied sherry-influenced whiskey adored by whiskey lovers all around the globe.
Powers John’s Lane
New bottlings seasoned in bourbon and sherry barrels have given this distinctive pot still type a spicy aroma and delicate, sweet fruit taste. This Irish whiskey’s silky smoothness is the product of its twelve-year maturation period.
Method & Madness Cherry Wood
Wild cherry wood casks have been used to mature this Irish Whiskey, giving it a tropical fruit and ginger taste.
Method & Madness Single Malt
Lightly aromatic smells and dry barley and biscuit on the tongue are packed into this whiskey, which is finished in French Limousine Oak. This whiskey is a fantastic illustration of how Method and Madness’ excellent testing resulted in such distinctive whiskey.
Method & Madness Single Pot Still
Using sherry and American barrel maturation with a French Chestnut finish, we were able to produce a whiskey of unmatched complexity. There are elements of mint on the fragrance, followed by cinnamon and banana on the flavour. There is a wonderful green tea flavour in the aftertaste. Incredibly uncommon and exceptional.
Method & Madness Single Grain
This silky grain whiskey, matured in first filling Spanish virgin oak, has a delicate rose petal perfume and oak and wood spice notes on the tongue. An Irish grain whiskey with a sweet cereal flavour underlines its greatness.
Method & Madness Port Pipe
There are few whiskeys that have sat in port pipes for as long as Method and Madness’ deep red colour bottle. To put it another way, this was matured in Ruby Port Casks for an astonishing 22 years after spending six years in bourbon barrels. Mango and kiwi scents merge with port wine, vanilla, and cinnamon tastes on the tongue to produce the Method and Madness’ most popular product. There are just 486 bottles of this wine left.
Method & Madness Acacia Wood
Midleton’s experts discovered magnificent Acacia barrels, typically used for superb wine, to give this special edition whiskey a rich chocolate, nut, and vanilla scent and flavour character. Surely, you couldn’t resist. The limited-edition bottlings of Method and Madness have been a big hit, selling out rapidly.
It was launched in 2003, matured in American oak, sherry, and port barrels, and is a unique Midleton single pot still.
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Tree
An estate in Wicklow, Ireland, supplied seven oak trees that were harvested sustainably. In order to construct their best aged Pot Still, each has employed Mildelton single malt whiskey from the Midleton Distillery and the results have been astonishing. Tree Number 5 supplied this whiskey.