"This is a legendary Irish whiskey, spoken of in hushed and reverent tones. Despite the fact that it is hard to find (only 6,000 bottles are
made each year), I have to recommend this. Though Im breaking one of my own rules, this is so special that an exception has to be made..." 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die, Ian Buxton
"Mouthwatering and fresh on one level, honey and menthol on another. Crisp, mouthwatering with a fabulous honey burst, alarmingly sensuous. The caramel has receded , leaving the finer, sharper pot still character to battle it out with the honey. The spices are now much clearer too. This honeyed state has remained a few years, and its sharpness has now been regained. Complex throughout. Unquestionably one of the worlds greatest branded whiskies." Jim Murrays Whiskey Bible 2011, Rating; 94.5/100
A very individual nose of lanolin and mint; the palate has an attractive oiliness, some pears, a light honeyed note and a fruity finish. It has a nice freshness throughout and a distinctive and very enjoyable character all of its own. The Irish Times
Green Spot was originally produced exclusively for the Mitchell family who commenced trading in Dublin in 1805 as purveyors of confectionary, wines and fortified wines. In 1887, this entrepreneurial family expanded into the whiskey bonding business whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks via horse and cart to the local Jameson Distillery which were then filled and returned to the Mitchells cellar warehouse. There the whiskeys matured for many years under bond until they were ready to be bottled and sold.
Non-Age statement whiskey but average age of 7 - 9 years.
Name derives from old practice of marking barrels with a colour which represented a particular age.
Green Spots traditional green bottle is now replaced with a stylish clear glass bottle with higher shoulders, a shorter neck and an enlarged base offering the perfect backdrop for the striking new label. A contemporary canister, which features an image of a cask marked with a green spot, is set to increase the gift appeal of this celebrated limited release expression.