Green Spot (Whiskey Review)
Time for another Irish Whiskey!
After trying Bushmills 10 and Tullamore DEW, I'm loving Irish Whiskeys more and more.
A bit about
Green Spot is a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, meaning that both malted and unmalted barley has been distilled in a pot still. Other cereals, such as rye or oats may be used, but only in small quantities (less than 5% of the mash).
The whiskey must be distilled by a single distillery in order for it to be a Single Pot Still, if more than one distillery contributes to the making of said whiskey, then it is called a Pot Still, just not 'Single'.
Single Pot Still is similar to Single Malt since both of them need to be made by a single distillery, but the former can only be legally produced in Ireland and needs to be made with raw barley in addition to the malted one.
The name 'Spot' comes from the method of marking the casks with a 'spot' of paint to show for how long they were going to be matured. Green meant 10 years at the time, but the whiskies used in the current bottles are between 7 and 10.
Time to try it!
Matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, Green Spot is a triple distilled Irish Whiskey
with a very slightly citrusy hint, fresh green apples and vanilla on the nose. I'd say it has a bit of spiciness to begin with in its taste, probably owed to the raw barley in its making and a long smooth finish with a lot of vanilla.
Overall, for me, it has quite a light, fruity tone about it, with just a bit of spiciness. It's very easy to drink neat, but adding an ice cube to your dram or a drip of water will make this delightfully light whisky even lighter. A good dram to enjoy, at least in my opinion.
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As always, please drink responsibly.
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