Red Spot 15 Year Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still
Red Spot // Ireland
Red Spot 15 Year Single Pot Still is matured at least 15 years in a combination of American oak ex-bourbon, ex-sherry butts, and ex-Marsala wine casks. Red Spot was originally produced by the Mitchell family, fine wine & spirits purveyors based in Dublin who are still in business today. The family would mark the casks of whiskeys they aged in Dublin with a spot of colored paint. While the Green Spot and Yellow Spot have been revived, this is the first time for the Red Spot to be reintroduced. Available as of November 2018.
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 TypeAmerican oak ex-bourbon, ex-sherry butts, ex-Marsala wine casks
"The nose is quite fragrant with a host of aromas such as walnuts, dried fruits, oak, vanilla, and just a touch of smoke. These notes continue on the taste with the barley notes coming in to match the fruity flavors. The whiskey blends well with these wine casks providing a bittersweet finish with a gentle bite. The finish is quite long and pleasing and the proof is fine as is--wouldn't add much water if that is how you take your whiskey. Once again, another fine bottling for this family of single pot still whiskeys."