Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

$99.95 inc GST

700 ml, 40.0% abv, Ireland (Midleton)

The Green Spot name originated from the Mitchell family’s practice of marking casks of different ages with a daub of coloured paint. Originally there was a ‘Blue Spot’, ‘Red Spot’ and even a ‘Yellow Spot’, but Green Spot emerged as their most popular whiskey and is one of the few “whiskey bonder brands” to survive to modern day.

Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Pot Still whiskeys are characterised by full, complex flavours and a wonderful, creamy mouth feel.

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NOSE : The first thing to strike you is the density of the nose; nothing light and flowered here, with the clear influence of the sherry. All this is mixed with a curious menthol sub-stratum.

TASTE : Sweet, rich and full bodied from the very start. I quickly fills the mouth with a glorious spiciness. All the time it somehow remains soft, though the tastebuds are constantly tweaked by a harder pot still maltiness. Wonderfully complex and busy.

FINISH : Very long, dry and malty to start then sweetens and some late spice adds to all the fun. The very last, dyong rays are rather cool on the throat, as if menthol on the nose has returned.

(Jim Murray)

‘Silver’ International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014.
‘Gold’ The Irish Whisky Masters 2014.
‘Silver’ World Whiskies Awards 2014.