A non-age statement single pot still Irish whiskey comprising of pot still whiskeys aged between 7 and 10 years. Distilled at Midleton, the whiskey has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Named Green Spot in reference to the paint originally used by the Mitchell family to identify their barrels by age.
Appearance: Bright gold.
Nose: Toasted barley, apples and allspice.
Taste: Cinnamon and cloves with notes of apricot and pear.
Finish: Vanilla spice followed by oak and tannins.
Overall: Full flavoured with plenty of spice and orchard fruit character.
A must try for any whisk(e)y drinkers. This is a malt that has won over the hearts of many and really helped to bring Irish whiskey back into the limelight. An exceptional choice if you are looking to add an Irish bottle to your whisky collection, it is also very approachable and would be a good option for those people new to the category.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Green Spot, you could also try Red Breast 12, Tyrconnell Port or Powers JohnŐs Lane.
Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world and has been massively on the rise in popularity in recent years. Ireland and Scotland both lay claim to being whisky’s original creator but it’s likely both nations developed a similar product at around the same time. The knowledge of distillation is commonly thought to have been brought to Ireland (and Scotland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Middleton is widely acknowledged as Irish whiskey’s spiritual home. In 1966, John Jameson, Powers, and the Cork Distillery Company formed Irish Distillers and in a bid to make sure their future was tenable, closed all their existing distilleries and merged into one site in Middleton, Cork. This was the only site big enough for expansion. Middleton is now one of the largest and most modern distilleries in the world boasting three 75,000 litre pot stills.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Pot still Irish whiskey.
Water, Yeast, Peated Malt.