Green Spot Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still
Green Spot // Ireland
Arriving in the US in early 2014, the Green Spot is a single pot still whiskey produced at the Midleton Distillery and made exclusively for Mitchell & Sons. These wine merchants would buy casks of pot still whiskey and age in ex-sherry casks. These days, sherry casks only amount for 25% of the barrels with the remainder being ex-bourbon. The name is derived from the dab of paint used to identify the barrels by age, which in the Green Spot's case, is 7-8 years.
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-Oloroso Sherry
"The aroma is that of vanilla cream, toffee, and toasted cereal. The palate moves more into the fruit category with under ripe banana, red apples, and berries. As you continue to smell and taste, the whiskey opens up to show more sherried notes such as walnuts and orange peels. "