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Blue Spot 07-year-old

Overall rating
88.20/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB169866
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon, Sherry and Madeira
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Mitchell & Son
Barcode
5011007013455
Added on
13 Nov 2020 8:56 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 343.72

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53 × member ratings

230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blue Spot 07-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Now the spot range is complete again: after a blue spot was last available in 1964, the green spot held the flag for many years as the only remaining representative of the single pot still Irish whiskey genre, gradually holding up the old range the Yellow Spot and Red Spot was revived and the Green Spot was also brought onto the market in finish variants, now it comes here at the age of seven and as a cask strength variant with a fat 58.7%. It's hard to believe what he's already delivering here at just seven years old - pushes himself directly and very casually to position No. 1 of the spot range.
    • Nose
      Although at 58.7% it is clearly in the high-proof range, it is not locked, but instead provides a rich selection of flavors that does justice to a single pot still Irish whiskey: ripe pineapple, mango and papaya, with a good pinch of spices in the form of Pepper, marjoram, cinnamon, coriander and cumin. Full and well balanced, with toasted aromas, dry wood and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Strong and mouth-filling, spices first, the fruit just behind it. Pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, curry powder and cumin, followed by a note of tropical fruit that is otherwise only found in older SPS. Some liquorice, white coffee and freshly roasted coffee beans.
    • Finish
      He takes his time, lingers on the palate for a long time, the spices spread out as generously as camels on the Rose Monday procession in Cologne. Still the tropical fruits, above all mango, banana and papaya, milk chocolate, honey, and finally some dry wood.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sweet Cherries

    You are probably already familiar with The Green Spot – with no age statement – and Yellow Spot (12 years). In 2018 Mitchell & Son added a 15 years old Red Spot. And now they make us jump for joy with the Blue Spot, and Irish whiskey of only seven years of age at cask strength. According to insiders casks aged 7 to 20 years went into the mix, but as the SWA prescribes, you must mention the youngest age on the label. If you wish to put an age on the label at all, of course. It is a vatting of former bourbon, sherry and Madeira casks. The last time a Blue Spot appeared on the market was in 1964, by the way.

    Oh, my, what a good nose! Flambeed banana, caramelized hazelnuts, roasted almonds, baked apples, sweet cherries and toffee apple. Hint of freshly roasted coffee with some cinnamon and cloves. Very rich and aromatic. If he can keep this up on the palate we have a belter in the glass.

    Nicely creamy on the palate. Despite the high ABV and sturdy spiciness, the arrival is swift and offers a panoply of stewed fruit and honey. Toffee, hazelnuts, almonds, vanilla and again those sweet cherries. I'm sure the Madeira is responsible for a lot of the character of this whiskey. Very, very good.

    In the medium long finish the coffee returns, upholstered with a pinch of never ending spices like cloves, cinnamon and licorice.

    Excellent! Thanks, Benny.

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An incredibly good mix between the single pot still whiskey and the chosen barrels. Everything comes through, but never out of balance. Full of flavour. Possibly the best out of the Spot range that I ever tried.
    • Nose
      A whiff of sweet cherries, almost candy-like. Red apples and later also ripe bananas. Roasted almonds. There’s a mixture of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. A hint of coffee and caramel.
    • Taste
      A rather nice array of spices, mixed with Madeira influence. Cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Honey and toffee. Vanilla and almonds. Sweet cherries again, but less candy-like as in the nose. A touch of oak. Coffee with sugar.
    • Finish
      Mid-long. Liquorice and the same spices as on the palate. Toffee (for the Dutch, it reminded me of Haagse hopjes).

  4. K C Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. SRB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 21 82

    nice nose, but then young, although not bad in general and quite drinkable ...

  9. Gous scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Whisky_Bro scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Initially it’s like being smacked in the face by a bag of candy, but over time and with water, it becomes a lovely balanced dram. Incredible for a 7 year old age statement whisk(e)y, but this is most likely because of some older casks used in the vatting.

    Full tasting notes at:

    https://twowhiskeybros.co.uk/blogs/blog/blue-spot-7yo-cask-strength

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