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Gormley's Pub in Rocky River pours rare $45K Irish whiskey, raises money for Malachi House

The Midelton Festival of Whiskeys helped Gormley's Pub raise $20,000 to benefit Malachi House.

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — After weeks of anticipation, it was time to open up one of the world's rarest bottle of whiskeys on Tuesday night in Rocky River. 

Last month, Gormley's Pub announced that it had purchased a bottle of 46-year-old Midelton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter 2 for around $45,000. Only 70 bottles of it were produced from teh Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland.

The pub hosted the Midelton Festival of Whiskeys on Monday and Tuesday evening. For Tuesday's event, there were 20 tickets available for the 20 pours of the rare whiskey, each going for $2,350. Gormley's Pub also put together a fundraising raffle in conjunction with Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits to give a lucky winner a seat for both nights of the Midelton Festival of Whiskeys. The Festival of Whiskeys' raffle sold 200 tickets at $50 each to benefit Malachi House in Cleveland to assist with the help they offer to the terminally ill homeless to live their final days with dignity.

Our Jay Crawford went to Gormley's Pub on Tuesday evening to check out the action during Front Row. "It's something that is very special," owner Sean Gormley told Jay. "It's something we've been working on for a number of months. We wanted to create an event to bring this bottle to Ohio and to Rocky River. Mainly, we wanted to raise awareness and raise money for a great cause in Malachi House."

Gormley said his original goal was to raise $10,000 for Malachi House, but thanks to generosity of guests and donors, the pub raised $20,000.

You can watch Jay's reporting in the above and below videos.

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