Green Spot Chateau Montelena Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still
Mitchell & Sons // Ireland
This bottling marks the second release in the Wine Geese series following their Château Léoville Barton bottling which was released in 2015. This single pot still whiskey matures initially in ex-bourbon and sherry casks. The whiskey finishes its maturation in former zinfandel wine barrels from Chateau Montelena located in Napa Valley, California. This whiskey is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.
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, finished in ex-zinfandel wine casks
"The nose is deliciously sweet and zesty with buttery vanilla, lemon meringue, red berries, fresh apples and pot still spices. On the palate, it's fairly easy-drinking, drier, boasting notes of raspberry, apple pie, brioche, almonds, orange and spices. The finish is medium and dry with pepper and wine tannins. Overall, a very nice twist on the Green Spot, combining the sweetness, spiciness and fruitiness of the classic Green Spot with the red berries and dry profile of the wine cask in a richer, more complex dram."