Midleton Distillery

Ballymaloe recently enoyed a tour and tasting of the local Midleton Distillery – just to refresh our memory – and tastebuds, of course! Irish Distillers recently won the award of ‘World Distiller of the Year’ and Best Pot Still Whiskey for their ‘Powers John’s Lane Reserve. Congratulations to all the team in Midleton Distillery – well deserved.

A short photographic tour of a great, educational day for us all in Ballymaloe. Our thanks to Brian, Kevin, Ger, Terry, Dave and all at Midleton Distillery.

Jameson Experience at Midleton Distillery
Jameson Experience at Midleton Distillery
Ger Buckley, Master Cooper and Brian Nation, Whiskey Distiller, pictured with the Ballymaloe team in the Midleton Cooperage
Ger Buckley, Master Cooper and Brian Nation, Whiskey Distiller, pictured with the Ballymaloe team in the Midleton Cooperage - fascinating to learn about this great craft.
A visit to the maturing warehouses - Cathrina and Thomas pictured with Ger Buckley
A visit to the maturing warehouses - Cathrina and Thomas pictured with Ger Buckley
Hazel Allen and Ger Buckley
Hazel and Ger
Daphne and Brian Nation
Daphne and Brian Nation
Enjoying the visit to Midleton Distillery
Enjoying the visit to Midleton Distillery with Terry Dancklefsen and Barbara Hackett
A great Whiskey tasting
A great Whiskey tasting

 

Last year, in May 2011, we welcomed to Ballymaloe, Cesar Saldana, Consejo Regulador, Jerez, in association with Wines of Spain and The Irish Times Readers Evening – Cesar gave a fantastic Sherry Masterclass in The Grain Store in Ballymaloe, as part of our on-going series of wine events at Ballymaloe, and also hosted a Sherry & Food matching dinner, with John Wilson, wine writer, The Irish Times.

Pictured below, on his visit to Midleton Distillery, is Cesar Saldana, with Kevin O’Gorman, Irish Distillers, and Colm, pictured alongside some Sherry Butts which along with Bourbon Casks, and Port Pipes, are used also for maturing Irish Whiskey.

Cesar Saldana, Consejo Regulador, Jerez, pictured with Kevin O'Gorman and Colm
Cesar Saldana, Consejo Regulador, Jerez, pictured with Kevin O'Gorman and Colm