WHISKEY OF THE WEEK – No.3 Green Spot
Our third whiskey of the week is Green Spot – No.4 on our tasting tour and another beautiful Irish dram. See our new guide James give you his years of whiskey knowledge in just over a minute.
Green Spot is 100% Pot still whiskey containing a mix of malted and unmalted (green) barley. Originally labelled Pat’s whiskey, it was renamed after the practise of daubing paint on the ageing barrels in the cellars of Mitchell & Sons. Distilled originally by Jameson & Sons – of Bow Lane, it is now matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks at Midleton in Co.Cork.
Photo courtesy of Ray Massey
Next week our whiskey of the week is the wonderful Palace Bar 12 whiskey. slainte!
– INFO STATS –
Price Range – €60-€65
Type – Single Pot Still Whiskey
Distiller – Midleton Distillery
ABV – 46%
Barrel Type – Ex-Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels
Tasting Notes – courtesy of Celtic Whiskey Shop
Nose // Gently & spicy on the nose. Some fruit aromas of pineapple, red apples, mango and papaya then some ginger, vanilla and honey.
Palate // Juicy and fresh with some syrupy fruit flavours of tropical fruit salad, pineapple, then some honey and ginger on the finish. One of the lighter whiskeys in the Midleton pot still range.
Finish // Warm and velvety with some lovely pot still spice
Ireland – Celtic Whiskey Shop
United Kingdom – Master of Malt
United States – Ace Spirits
Australia – Dan Murphys