The Midleton distillery is owned by Pernod Ricard these days, and is famed for being technologically advanced. The various different production areas around the facility are linked with fibre-optic networks, and the factory boasts the largest production capacity in Ireland. With three 75,000 litre pot stills and three columns which can produce different types of whisky, it’s little wonder that Midleton remains one of the most important distilleries in the country.
Midleton distillery is a hallowed place synonymous with the history of Irish whiskey, once used as an eighteenth-century wool mill, the building would be converted into a distillery in 1825, which included the world’s largest still at 31,618 gallons.
Such was the size and prowess of the site, production began on a range of whiskey brands, and to this day Midleton is home to the likes of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Redbreast and Powers whiskey to name just a few.
Of course, Midelton’s own Midelton Whiskey sits among these powerhouses, and more than holds its own in such esteemed company. The character and style of Midelton typically consist of sweet and fruity notes of apple and mango, along with a rich, unmistakable flavour derived from the whiskey’s maturation process in seasoned Bourbon barrels.