Once almost extinct, this legendary whiskey is a rare taste of Pot Still Irish Whiskey at its best. Matured in American bourbon and sherry casks, this is a whiskey of immense flavour and complexity. A splendid choice.
In 1805, the Mitchell merchant family commenced trading on 10 Grafton St, in the heart of Dublin city as purveyors of confectionery, wines and fortified wines.
In 1887, the entrepreneurial family expanded into the whiskey bonding business, whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks via horse and cart to the local Jameson Distillery. These were then filled and returned to the Mitchell's cellar warehouse on Fitzwilliam Lane. There, beneath cobbled streets, the whiskeys matured for many years until they were ready to be bottled and sold.
The Mitchells sold a range of whiskeys under their "Spot" brand name. This rather peculiar name originated from their practice of marking casks of different ages with a daub or spot of coloured paint. There was a Blue Spot, Red Spot and ever a Yellow Spot, but Green Spot emerged as their most popular whiskey and is one of the few "whiskey bonder brands" to have survived to modern day.
Enjoy and savour as this is a true rarity.
Nose: Fresh aromatic oils and spices with orchard fruits and barley on a background of toasted wood.
Taste: Full spicy body. A hint of cloves along with the fruitty sweetness of green apples rounded off with toasted oak.
Finish: Lingering flavours of spices and barley.
Imported by: Pernod Ricard USA, New York, NY
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is unique to Ireland. It is regarded as the quintessential style of Irish whiskey, safeguarded and nutured under the watchful eye of the Midleton Distillery for almost two hundred years. Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barlet and then triple distilled in tradtional copper pot stills. Pot Still Irish whiskeys are characterised by full, complex flavours and a wonderful, creamy mouthfeel.