Ireland’s Midleton Distillery Launches A New Whiskey Membership Club

By Gary Carter / June 30, 2021

Midleton Distillery in Ireland’s County Cork is home to some of the world’s most well-known Irish whiskeys, including Jameson, Powers, Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot family and Method and Madness.

And now, it was recently announced, Midleton will be delivered to homes across Ireland with the launch of Barrel Club Midleton Distillery – a new whiskey club that connects members to the whiskeys and people from Midleton Distillery.

Each member, according to the brand, receives a welcome gift box containing a personalized Distillery Edition bottle, tasting glasses and a journal. Each quarter, a limited-edition whiskey consignment including a 700ml bottle along with three 50ml samples will be delivered; each themed and handpicked by Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman and his team at Midleton Distillery.

Barrel Club Midleton Distillery

Barrel Club Midleton Distillery (image via Irish Distillers)

“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,” O’Gorman said in a prepared statement. “I’m 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 the distillery has to offer, together.”

Each membership will also include 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.

Only 500 memberships haven been available initially, having launched in Ireland on the web site www.barrelclubmidletondistillery.com. Annual membership retails at €499, including shipping within the Republic of Ireland.

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The club is available to people in Ireland to start, with plans to grow the community in Europe in time.