Method of Madness Hugarian Cask Finish
In a world-first for Irish whiskey, Midleton has released a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey finished in casks made of virgin Quercus Petraea oak grown and felled in the volcanic soils of the Carpathian Mountain range in north-eastern Hungary. It was initially matured in a combination of first-fill and refill American oak barrels before it was finished in the virgin Hungarian oak for 11 months. The cask, which was harvested in winter and air-dried for two years at the Kádár sawmills in Tokaj, was chosen for its tight grain structure. This is said to impart complex compounds and subtle flavours slowly into the whiskey. It was bottled without chill-filtration at 46% ABV.