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Midleton’s Rare Silent Distillery Collection Release

As rare as hen’s teeth, Midleton’s Rare Silent Distillery Collection, released less than a month ago, is already a sought-after find with bottle prices surpassing their original £32,000 (€35,000) RRP.

Described as ‘Ireland’s oldest-ever whiskey collection’, the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One is a 45-Year-Old peated Irish single malt whiskey, which was distilled in 1974 and matured in a third-fill sherry cask. The Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection is a collection of six releases. The first is that 45-year-old Irish single malt. There will be one release annually until the year 2025, ranging in age from 45 to 50 years old, all from the fabled Old Midleton Distillery (operating 1825-1975). The last release will coincide with Old Midleton Distillery’s 200th birthday.

Limited to just 48 bottles costing £32,000 (€35,000) each, Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One bottles are now a collector’s dream. Irish whiskey site, Irish Whiskey Actions, has just secured one of the elusive bottles for its forthcoming online whiskey auction. Opening online on Friday 13th March at 5 pm, the Midleton Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One bottle is set to be the star of the show with enquiries already being fielded from collectors from across Ireland, the UK and the US.

“Irish whiskey has been enjoying a huge renaissance and there’s international demand for our finest and rarest whiskeys. In the past 18 months, we have auctioned over 5,000 bottles of whiskey, but this is the most exclusive and valuable bottle that we’ve auctioned to date,”

comments Anthony Sheehy, Founder of Irish Whiskey Auctions. Anthony continues:

“The Chapter One bottle is housed in a walnut wooden cabinet handcrafted by Irish designer, John Galvin, featuring a 200-year-old oak insert from ancient whiskey vats. It’s an incredible work of art and this bottle is set to be one of the most memorable malt whiskeys in Irish whiskey history. “It’s difficult to predict its final value but we’ve already received interest in bids surpassing €40,000.”

In addition to the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One bottle, there will be over 700 bottles auctioned in this Friday’s lot including new Irish whiskeys, scotch, Japanese whiskey and limited-edition Redbreasts. In the past 12 months, some of the most valuable bottles to have been sold via Irish Whiskey Auctions include the Very Rare Midleton 1988; Jameson 15-year-old Pure Pot Still and an Allmans Irish Whiskey which pre-dated 1900.

Since the online auction site went live in October 2018, Irish Whiskey Auctions has been achieving incredible website figures including 400 hits per second in the closing stages of its last auction, an average of 5,000 weekly visits to the website and there’s been €1.6m in cumulative bids since the auction site first went live. Irish Whiskey Auctions will open its next auction, which includes the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One bottle, this Friday 13th March at 5 pm, with the auction set to run until Sunday 22nd March. For further information visit www.irishwhiskeyauctions.ie

Irish Whiskey Magazine

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