A woolen mill had operated on the property for some time before the Murphy brothers, James, Jeremiah, and Daniel constructed the first distillery on the property in 1825. During the first decades of their grandiose undertaking, it was only going to become bigger and better. Because of the famine of the late 1800s in Ireland, there was less demand for whiskey. At some point in the 1860s, the Cork Distilleries Company was formed by a group of small distilleries, among them Midleton.
As a result of Irish whiskey’s declining fortunes in the early 1900s, the biggest pot still of its kind in the world was no longer operational at this distillery. The popularity of blended whisky in Scotland, the ongoing trade war between Ireland and the United Kingdom, and prohibition in the United States all contributed to this. As a result, the Irish whiskey industry suffered greatly.
In the 1960s, the island had just a few distilleries left. As a result, in 1966, three of them formed the Irish Distillers company. John Jameson & Son, John Powers, and Son, and Cork Distilleries Company were the three. As a result of this decision, the first two distilleries, which were headquartered in Dublin, were shut down and a new Midleton plant will be erected beside the original distillery.
While activities at Midleton’s old distillery opposite were winding down on the same day, production began in the new distillery in the middle of 1975. Both the Dublin Jameson and Powers distilleries shut down within a year. Reaffirming their commitment to becoming the leading producer of Irish whiskey, Irish Distillers made a €100 million investment in the distillery in 2013. An extra €130 million was invested on expanding and upgrading output at this remarkable distillery in 2019.
The distillery is a real symbol of Ireland’s whiskey legacy since it is the home of Jameson, Redbreast, Powers, Paddy, Middleton Rare, and the Spot Whisky lines.
The remarkable Green Spot is a great example of Single Pot Still Whiskey, having been matured and bottled for Mitchells & Sons. Mitchell first bottled Green Spot Irish Whiskey in the early 1900s, making it an authentic piece of Irish Whiskey heritage. Irish Whiskey’s revival has helped maintain its status as an iconic brand.
Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton
Green Spot and Chateau Leoville Barton have collaborated on a project. Bringing to the world this stunning single pot still completed in a Bordeaux barrel by combining two parallel histories of Irish entrepreneurship.
Green Spot Chateau Montelena
Napa Valley’s Green Spot and Chateau Montelena have teamed together to create this whiskey, which honours both companies’ rich histories. Zinfandel wine oak barrels single pot still.
Whiskey that has been aged for 12 years in a blend of bourbon, sherry, and Malaga oak casks has produced a unique flavour. Single pot still whiskey of the highest kind.
Midleton Very Rare 20th Anniversary
Limited to only 200 bottles, this commemorative bottling is bottled at cask strength and comes with a unique serial number to mark the 20th anniversary of Midleton Very Rare. It is packaged in a hardwood display box and comes with two crystal glasses for presentation purposes.
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Tree
An estate in Wicklow, Ireland, offered seven oak trees that were harvested responsibly. In order to complete their greatest aged Pot Still, each has used whiskey from the Midleton Distillery and the results have been astounding. Tree Number 5 produced this whiskey.
This unique Middleton whiskey single pot still was bottled in 2003 after spending time in American oak, sherry, and port casks.
Method & Madness Acacia Wood
This limited-edition whiskey was crafted using only the best Acacia barrels, which are generally used for the production of premium wine, to give it a luscious combination of chocolate, nuts, and vanilla aromas. How could you possibly refuse? The limited-edition bottlings from the Method and Madness collection have sold out.
Method and Madness Port Pipe
There are few whiskeys that have been in port pipes for as long as Method and Madness’ rich ruby colour bottle. An incredible 22-year-old bourbon was aged in Ruby Port Casks after spending six years in Bourbon Barrels. With a bouquet of kiwi, mango and a taste of vanilla, port wine, and cinnamon, it’s little wonder this is Method and Madness’ most sought-after bottle. There are just 486 bottles of this wine left.