Midleton Distillery in Co Cork, Ireland is home to some of the world’s best-known and most-loved Irish whiskeys. Powers, Redbreast, Jameson, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot family and Method and Madness all originate from that rare corner of the world.
And now the flavours of the iconic Irish whiskey distillery will be delivered directly to homes across Ireland with the launch of Barrel Club Midleton Distillery. The new whiskey club promises to connect members directly to the whiskeys from Midleton Distillery.
On subscription members receive a welcome gift box which contains a specially personalised Distillery Edition bottle, tasting glasses and journal. Following the initial sign-up gift, each quarter a limited-edition whiskey consignment including a 700ml bottle along with three 50ml samples will be delivered; each items carefully themed and handpicked by Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman and his team at the Distillery.
Speaking on the launch, Kevin O’Gorman said:
“Midleton Distillery has been at the forefront of Irish whiskey since 1825, thanks to generations of talented, enthusiastic, and innovative people. Passion and dedication to the craft, along with an unfailing ambition to share our whiskeys with the world, is at the core of everything we do at Midleton Distillery. I am delighted to share the magic and charm of Midleton Distillery with people across Ireland through our new and exclusive Barrel Club Midleton Distillery.
“We look forward to welcoming members to our new community where we will discuss, taste and enjoy what Midleton Distillery has to offer, together.”
Each membership will also include exclusive access to distillery whiskey education, virtual tastings and rare finds as well as a ticket to an in-person experience – a Behind The Scenes tour at Midleton Distillery or a whiskey blending class at Jameson Distillery Bow Street.
In summary the benefits include:
- Welcome gift pack
- A quarterly shipment
- Distillery exclusives
- Virtual tastings experiences
- Behind the scenes distillery experiences
- Access to rare finds
- Whiskey educations
Only 500 memberships will be made available initially, launching in Ireland on June 14th, 2021, on www.barrelclubmidletondistillery.com. More details can be found on the website. Annual membership retails at €499, including shipping within Republic of Ireland.
The club is available to people in Ireland to begin with, however, there are ambitions to grow the community in Europe in time.