Midleton Whiskey Distillery In County Cork
The Midleton Distillery is a giant of Irish distilling, an iconic producer of some of the Ireland’s best loved whiskey’s. Originally founded in 1825 when brothers James, Daniel and Jeremiah Murphy bought an old wool mill, and began the task of turning it into the home of Irish distilling, since then they never looked back.
In 1830 they were producing 400,000 litres of alcohol per year, which back then was considered a substantial production, fast forward to today where they are producing an astonishing 64 million litres of alcohol per year. Thankfully due to their location they have had plenty of room to expand to grow production and maturation facilities. Midleton’s proximity to barley farmers and freshwater has aided their field to glass production.
Midleton distillery is located in the south of Ireland in county Cork, thirteen miles from Cork city. They are leaders in the quintessential style that is Pot still whiskey. Loved the world over, they have been know to play around and discover new and intriguing blends. The addition of new styles has been even more possible with the addition of their micro distillery, primarily used to experiment and trail new ideas, such as the very successful Method and Madness collection.
A visit to Midleton is a fascinating journey to see not only the distillery but the world’s largest pot still, sadly not in use but that does allow you to take many selfies. Do pop into their visitors centre to begin your trail through Irish whiskey where the rich heritage will come to life. Midleton have their very own whiskey academy located on the grounds of the distillery. The Academy run courses from one to three days, perfect for those who have a desire for even more knowledge.
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Midleton Whiskey Collection