Green Spot is part of the great Irish tradition of Pot Still whiskies. Pot Still refers to a peculiarly Irish phenomenon whereby both malted and unmalted barley are mixed before triple distillation (as opposed to being mashed and distilled separately). Distilled at the Midleton distillery in County Cork, this is matured in both sherry and American bourbon casks, giving it a soft but hugely fruity and oily nature. Originally available only at Dublin grocerís Mitchellís, this is now a) available far more widely, and b) cheaper, presumably thanks to the marketing and production clout of owners Irish Distillers. Hoorah on both counts.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Doughy. Fruity. Crisp and slightly tropical. Blue licorice disks (from licorice allsorts).
Palate: Immediately a fruit juice explosion with a sherbety undertow. Toasted marshmallows. Oily and creamy. Wow!!! If ever you thought whisky wasnít a refreshing drink, you should try this.
Retails for around £30-40