World Whiskey Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of May. This year the day is observed on May 15, across the globe. World Whiskey Day was founded in the year 2012 by Blair Bowman. The day is celebrated by whiskey lovers at large as gives them an official day to get all drunk and celebrate the drink.

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Ireland’s oldest ever whiskey collection would release its second batch this May, and a single bottle would cost $45,000. It would be presented in Waterford Crystal decanter, hand-blown, and would be exhibited in a wooden cabinet made of whiskey vats. There are only 70 bottles of Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two in the world, reported CNN.

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Many casks of trial whiskey innovations disappeared following the end to a 150-year old business of Old Midleton Distillery in County Cork in 1975. And only last year, we saw their rearrival. Their first release was a 45-year-old single malt, peated and smoky, which was created by master distiller emeritus Max Crockett in 1974. The next release was a 46-year-old single single-pot still whiskey, which was created in 1973, which costs at least $5,000 more than Chapter One. 

The second release has the style of a typical Irish whiskey made of a single distillery from malted and unmalted barley in a pot still. Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two was made in the world’s biggest copper pot still, as the makers said, reported CNN. Its maturation began in a selection in a container of sherry and bourbon, which was left undisturbed for a couple of decades.

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“I get ripe plum, blackberry, hint of blackcurrant, lots and lots of fruit,” said O’Gorman, who tasted the whiskeys. “This is mainly driven by the time the whiskey spent in that port pipe, all the way from Portugal.”