Green Spot, Single Irish Potstill Whiskey
- Honey and menthol with hints of coffee.
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- Pot still
- Irish Whiskey
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- Mitchell & Son wine merchants, were established in 1805; however, it is uncertain exactly when Green Spot was first produced. It is known though, that by the 1920s Jameson's Bow Street Distillery was supplying Mitchell & Son with at least 100 sherry hogheads of pot still distilled whiskey per annum. Half of the casks used had previously held oloroso and other darker sherries, while the other half had held lighter finos. This was to prevent the wine from overpowering the whiskey. The whiskey was allowed to mature in the casks for five years, before being vatted and allowed to blend and mature for a further five years. It was then bottled and sold as a ten-year-old. The blend was originally known as 'Pat whiskey', and the labels carried the logo of a man on a green background. This soon lead to the name 'Green spot'. When Jameson moved production from Bow St. to Midleton, the make up of the whiskey altered for the first time in living memory. This coupled with low stocks of maturing whiskey led Mitchell & Son into an agreement with Irish Distillers, whereby the whiskey would be matured by the distillery in their own casks, with Mitchell & Sons having sole rights to market, sell and develop the whiskey.
JIM MURRAY'S WHISKY BIBLE - 92 POINTS - 'Mouthwatering and fresh on one level, honey and menthol on another; crisp, mouthwatering with a fabulous honey burst, alarmingly sensuous; faint coffee intertwines with the pot still. The thumbprint thread of honey remains; has remained in this honey sate for a few years now, once previously a bit sharper. Soft yet complex throughout. Unquestionably one of the world's greatest branded whiskies.'
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