Online whiskey retailer, the Single Malt Shop, is presenting a unique opportunity for whiskey enthusiasts and collectors to acquire a highly sought-after collection of Irish Distillers’ Midleton Very Rare.
Priced at €110,000, including duty and VAT, the collection comprises of 40 bottles dating back to 1984, including two versions released in 2017. The sale will take place 9am on 3 July.
Each year, the release of Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey generates immense anticipation among collectors, investors, and whiskey connoisseurs.
Since the inaugural release of Midleton Very Rare in 1984, the whiskey has been released annually, showcasing the expertise and artistry of each succeeding master distiller.
Kevin O’Gorman, the current master distiller, assumed the mantle from Brian Nation in 2020, continuing the legacy of this exceptional whiskey.
“It is the most prized collection in Irish whiskey, in demand by collectors not only in Ireland but around the world,” said Single Malt Shop managing director Ed Forrest. “It will be interesting to see if the collection sells and how quickly. The €110,000 price tag gives an average bottle price of €2,750.
“While a recent Midleton Very Rare might be on offer for as little as €200, sought-after years such as 1988 can sell for as much as €30,000 a bottle,” he said.
“It is not often that the full range of Midleton Very Rare comes to market. To own the full collection of every release is very special in itself,” Mr Forrest said. “This particular collection is special as the fill levels of each bottle are as good as you can find, and all the certificates, which come with every bottling, are there, so it is as complete a collection as you can find.”
For more information on the sale, visit: thesinglemaltshop.com/