All About Green Spot Whiskey
Mitchell & Son
Understanding the history is vital to understanding Mitchell & Son.
The family business didn't exactly start as a whiskey-making business. In 1805, the family business was originally a bakery and confectionery. Things took a turn when the family moved into the wine importing space.
When 1887 rolled around, the family had moved into whiskey bonding. The imported wine casks made the perfect vessels to mature Irish Whiskey- Spot Irish Whiskey! The family was entrepreneurial by nature.
The famous Irish Distillers responsible for Jameson's distillery would sell their spirit to bonders, in this case, Mitchell & Son. Mitchell & Son would then mature the spirit in wine and fortified wine casks and they did exceptionally well.
Mitchell & Son quickly became known for creating one of the finest single pot still Irish whiskeys and the maturing happened under the streets of Dublin, Ireland.
Not everything was always smooth sailing. The Spot Whiskey, like many Irish Whiskeys, faced difficulties throughout the years. World War I and II, Prohibition in the 1930s, the Famine of 1845, and many other events created obstacles for Mitchell & Son. However, they managed to pull through.
As of 2017, the Spot Whiskeys continue underneath the streets of Dublin. Whether or not the Blue and admirable Red Spots will reintroduce themselves in the future, only time will tell!
If you've been on the search for a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, you've come to the right place. Green Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey might be the whiskey you're looking for.
Using pot still whiskeys aged between 7 and 10 years, Green Spot matures in several different casks: new bourbon casks, refill bourbon casks, and sherry casks. They also use a combination of both malted barley and unmalted barley, not a single malt. Green Spot is a no-age-statement whisky.
Green Spot has a bold aroma of oils, spices, fruits, and barley, along with a background of toasted wood.
The taste is full-bodied and spicy, with hints of cloves, sweetness from green apples, and an overall toasted oak. You'll taste the lingering flavors of barley and spices.
I know you didn't think Green Spot was the only whiskey that Mitchell & Son had to offer. There's more... many more!
Mitchell & Son have five more options. We've also got Blue Spot, Green Spot Chateau Montelena, Green Spot Chateau Léoville Barton, Yellow Spot, and Red Spot.
Matured for seven years, Blue Spot Whiskey uses three different casks, Bourbon casks, Sherry butts, and Portuguese Madeira casks.
With a mixture of fruit, including pineapple, kiwi, banana, and even lime, the taste of Blue Spot also includes vanilla and cinnamon to create a nutty balance. The finish is lasting but subtle.
Other Green Spots
Apart from the main Green Spot Irish Whiskey, Mitchell & Son makes Green Spot Chateau Montelena and Green Spot Chateau Léoville Barton.
Green Spot Chateau Montelena finishes in a French Oak Zinfandel for 12 months. It's soft and sweet, a mixture of ripe fruit, white chocolate, and marshmallows.
Green Spot Chateau Léoville Barton finishes in French oak casks that bring balance to the whiskey flavor. It's crisp, floral, and ripe.
Yellow Spot Whiskey, also known as Green Spot's highest competition, is aged 12 years in three different casks, American bourbon barrels, Spanish sherry butts, and Spanish Malaga casks. The Malaga is special. It provides the whiskey with an exotic taste of sweetness. The taste is sweet, bursting with flavors of coffee, milk chocolate, and even crème brûlée. You'll also notice notes of red apple and toasted oak.
Red Spot is a complexity. Aged for 15 years in three different casks, including American Bourbon, Spanish Sherry butts, and Sicilian Marsala wine, Red Spot is rich and top tier. The taste consists of ripe fruit and some spice. The finish consists of Amerian Oak and barley.
Why the Spot Names?
The Spot names came from identifiers. Casks are filled and then marked with a spot of paint to identify how long the barrels will mature.
The paint signifies the years, blue for 7 years, green for 10 years, yellow for 12 years, and finally, red for 15 years.
Green Spot is something you can enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a delectable cocktail!
Many different Irish Whiskeys work well in a cocktail. Green Spot is no stranger to a delicious cocktail! Here are some Green Spot cocktail recipes:
Green Spot Irish Mule
1 part Green Spot Irish Whiskey
3 parts Ginger Beer
Splash of Lime Juice
Into a glass of ice, pour whiskey and lime juice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wheel.
1 part Green Spot Irish Whiskey
1 part lime juice
Into a glass of ice, pour your whiskey and lime juice. Top with a citrus soda of your choosing.
Green Spot pairs exceptionally well with caramelized apples, and it's even better with black pudding and caramelized apples.
Green Spot also pairs well with a fragrant baked cheese. Bake a Gubbeen cheese and add thyme and honey for a lovely combination. All you need is a glass of Green Spot to go along with it.
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