Red Spot 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Mitchell & Son
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Casks, Sherry Butts, Marsala Wine
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
24 Nov 2018 10:05 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 114.43

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77 × member ratings

176 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Red Spot 15-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.85 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Actually I planned to try the Red Spot 15 in a parallel tasting with the also 46% Redbreast 15. Now it has become a solo tasting, the comparison comes later. Just so much, from memory: The Redbreast 15 is a completely different caliber and due to the fact that the Red Spot 15 matured in a Marsala barrel, among others, a comparison probably does not make much sense. Will ultimately be a matter of taste.
    The Marsala cask clearly makes its contribution, and just ahead: too much. In the "Spot Series" he agrees well with the Green Spot and the Yellow Spot, the spots have always been a bit different.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A fat sweetness that flows towards you from the glass. But the Marsala barrel has done a great job. Dried figs and sweet raisins. At the beginning, only a little spicy, the sweetness initially overlaps all the other flavors. If he gets a bit of "rest", spices slowly come out of the background and have leather and tobacco notes in tow. Cinnamon, marjoram, cloves, nutmeg and pepper, tasty mixture, which now makes you want more. Now he looks more like a classic single pot still, which one could doubt something at the beginning.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mild and very creamy onset - and while you still think what that is for a boring comrade, he shoots spices without end, with pepper forms a major component. Milk chocolate, toffee and vanilla. Cherries, raisins and fruit candy flavor. Mentholig and drifts at times towards children Em-Eukal, but the spices take something of the sweetness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long and dry with time. Cherry flavor and menthol, wood. Menthol thinner in the finish than he could probably be at the age of 15.

  2. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Eyes: Amber
    Nose: Very fruity smell, thin-skinned fruit, sweet peach, papaya. After the fruit flavor fades, cream and honey appear, followed by floral fragrances, probably orchids and jasmine. There are some grapefruit peels in the back section, carrying spices such as ginger and pepper, and some alcohol. 88
    Palate: It starts with red berries, some cranberries and dried apricots. Then came the flower cake and Xuanxin cake, with a little bronze, and the woody atmosphere was not hidden. TWG tea bags, fried rice, black rice dew are always online, slightly milk chocolate, cinnamon cake, milk biscuit. 86
    Body: Light wine body with high smoothness, more tannins, and lighter drinking power. 87
    Finish: long, milk powder, biscuits, bronzes, sweet peach and other fruits 88

    Nose: 87/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 88/100
    Body: 88/100
    Overall: 87/100

  4. volker40sw scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-24-2020.

  5. penumbra scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I understand why JJ likes Ireland. In low-degree situations, it is indeed much better than most Solvay without peat and Shirley.
    • Nose
      Full of rich and stimulating tropical fruit flavor, plantain, selling jackfruit and mango can also help you pack fruit stand, roasted banana, 502, table tennis racket just finished with raw rubber, alcohol is not very docile.
      Then there is the smell of nuts, five flavors of Qia Qia Xiang Sunflower Seeds, a lot of interesting butter cookies, gold and silver buns.
      Finally, some subtle floral fragrances were slowly separated from it, vines, leaves, etc., but were suddenly covered with rich fruits and oil.
    • Taste
      Kumquat honey water made without sugar in advance, plum cake, cooked pear paste, very little salt, slightly bitter, soybean powder, deep grains and cores, cocoa beans, slightly spiced powder.
    • Finish
      Medium, similar to the finish of drinking butter tea, slightly bitter, slightly salty, walnut powder.

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Compared to the Redbreast 15yo more charged by the Marsala and in a way also more pleasing. But less spice, oak and somehow also depth.

    It's pretty good. I like the redbreast better.

  7. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Brinker scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Very bland nose, with very little going on.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, and fruity - yet the first thing that hits you is okay bitterness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish, that leaves a pleasant mix of vanilla and sweet spices.

  9. kanpai79 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Not really typical Irish for me. Could use a little more ABV, good drinkable, without question. Very sweet, which displaces the typical fruity something. Medium in the finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. galg33 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: sweet pot still goodness mixed with cooked red fruit, apricot and buttered apple, cinnamon and candied mango, hints of lather and a slight red wine tannin here and there, on top of candy floss and leather. There’s also a slight nutty touch, and some mint that adds a freshness.
    Palate: A lot sweeter than the nose, with a nice sweet and fruity entry : ripe strawberry, cherries and apricots, with sweet Marsala wine, which is quit evident. Wood notes, pepper and more wine tannins, and fruit leather.
    Finish : Bitter and tannic with the wine notes, some more fruit and spice, and wood, dry towards the very end.

    Conclusion: A rather good whiskey indeed! the Marsala casks and sherry work well togerher creating a nice fruity whiskey, with quite some wood as well. Not cheap though at over 100 quid.


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