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Midleton Distillery

Green Spot Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750 mL)

Green Spot Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750 mL)

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In 1805, the Mitchell & Sons Wine Merchants Company was established in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. By the turn of the 19th century, the Mitchells sold a range of Irish whiskeys under the name "Spot." This name originated from the company's practice of marking casks of different ages with a spot of colored paint. As a result, Mitchell & Sons sold whiskies named Blue Spot, Yellow Spot and Red Spot, although Green Spot emerged as their most popular brand.

Today, Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey continues to be crafted in the heart of Ireland. The whiskey is made from malted and unmalted barley, which are milled and mashed before being distilled through a traditional pot still. Following distillation, the whiskey is matured in a combination of American oak casks that were previously used to mature bourbon (75%) and European oak casks that were previously used to mature sherry (25%). Once the whiskey has matured for eight to nine years, the casks are blended together and brought to proof.

Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was released in the United States in 2014. It was named the top spirit of 2012 by Serious Eats, and is "unquestionably one of the world's greatest whiskies" according to Jim Murray, author of the Whisky Bible.

Tasting Notes:

Aroma: Fresh aromatic oils and spices with orchard fruits and barley on a background of toasted wood.

Palate: Full spicy body. A hint of cloves along with the fruity sweetness of green apples, rounded off with toasted oak.

Finish: Lingering flavours of spices and barley.

Awards:

Ultimate Beverage Challenge: 92 points - Brilliant burnt orange hue. Smells of bread dough, unripened orchard fruits, cotton fabric, white pepper. Flavor profile features more of the spiciness that’s assertively tangy and vibrant deep into the finish. A mouthful of wonderful..March/2015

Malt Advocate: 91 points - Roll out the red carpet, because Green Spot is coming to town. Baked apple, spiced sultanas, lush green lawns, and ripe green fruits greet the nose. It’s oily, smothering, and luxuriantly juicy, with a depth of character that tips over the back of the tongue like nectar. That melange of light vanilla, butterscotch, and creamy rice pudding sprinkled with nutmeg is heavenly. If this doesn’t persuade you to fall in love with Irish pot still whiskey, then nothing will. (Summer 2014) Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick .September/2014


Type:
Single Malt
Bottle size:
750mL
Distillery:
Midleton Distillery
Oak finish:
American Oak First Fill Bourbon Casks
ABV:
40%
Region:
Ireland
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  • Robert D.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Apr 8, 2024
    Lovely finish

    I thought that it had a wonderful fruity body , smooth finish slightly smokey and not overbearing . Perfect whiskey for any ocassion

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