Green Spot Château Léoville Barton Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still
Mitchell & Sons // Ireland
This is the first release in the Spot Whiskey 'Wine Geese' series, a name inspired by the Wild Geese soldiers who left Ireland to fight in Europe during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It is also inspired by the story of 'wine goose' Thomas Barton, an Irish man also known as 'French Tom,' who left Ireland to establish wineries in France in the 18th century. Léoville Barton in Saint-Julien, Bordeaux is one of those wineries, and after initial aging in a traditional mix of ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry barrels, this whiskey additionally rests between 12 - 24 months in casks once used to age this wine.
Single Pot StillProduced in Ireland from a mash of unmalted and malted barley (30% each required) from one distillery. Traditionally, it is distilled three times in a pot still. Up to 5% of other grains allowed. Must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-sherry, ex-wine
"A delicate, perfumed aroma of honeysuckle, orange blossom, ripe strawberries, and yeasty bread wafts from the glass. On the palate, this light to medium weight whiskey is honeyed and lingering, with candied fruits, berries, shortbread, vanilla, and roasted nuts. A tinge of earthiness keeps its fruitiness in check. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but would make a most pleasant aperitif or dessert whiskey, and like wine, would be fantastic with some creamy cheeses. "