First taste: the Irish whiskey that costs €35,000 a bottle
Just how good is the most expensive Irish whiskey ever sold?
€2,000 per shot: Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One. Photograph: Midleton
Midleton Very Rare released the most expensive Irish whiskey on Monday. Costing €35,000 a bottle, Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One is the first in a collection of very old Irish whiskeys from Midleton, Co Cork. Besides the eye-watering price, the big question is: what does a €35,000 bottle of whiskey taste like?
I was given the opportunity to try a small sample at a special event in London. My carefully measured drop was probably worth about €2,000 per shot; I made sure I was going to savour and taste it very carefully.