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Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
80.60/100
votes
326
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5011007008482
Bottled for
Mitchell & Son
Added on
14 Mar 2012 4:46 pm

Average value

€ 43.80

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326 × member ratings

708 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.60 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Administrator

    Using a combination of malted and unmalted barley, Green Spot is a prime example of triple distilled, traditional Irish Pot Still whiskey. Sweet apple cake, freshly cut grass and cereals feature prominently on the nose, and there are hints of pineapple, avocado and burnt cookies. After a light and floral arrival, the taste develops more grainy and yeasty with peach juice, fine spices and a touch of lemongrass. It's a bit thin and watery at times. The finish is moderate but altogether pleasant with mild oak, vanilla and licorice. This stuff is dangerously drinkable!

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Very smooth and inoffensive whiskey, but unfortunately lacking some punch. I have had the Château Léoville Barton wine cask finish version of Green Spot as well and that is significantly more interesting and memorable.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The nose is very pleasant for an irish SPS, but I expected a little better for the sum.
    • Nose
      Floral. Green apple peel, virgin mojito, apricot jam, citruses, spices and varnished wood.
    • Taste
      Soft and slightly thin. Green apple, spicy oak, vanilla and grain.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, fruity.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite a good Irish potstill whiskey. Not top of the shelf, but rather good stuff and a recommended daily dram.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A lot of sweet notes, caramel, fudge and some vanilla ice-cream. It is a bit delicate, but that's normal. There is a hint of freshness in the background, but it's only little.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, creamy, caramel, vanilla, again the ice-cream. A biscuit. Touch of leather and wood.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length. Very much caramel, hint of flowers, very friendly. Hint of chocolate, tiny bit of laurel. Fades away with some wood notes.

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Would I rather have this or Redbreast 12? It‘s a toss-up, really, and depends on the day / mood. Elite Irish whiskey, in any case. Highly recommended. 
    • Nose
      Fresh! Guava and grapefruit, creamy with an underlying pot still spicyness that reminds me of bread crumbs and „dusty grains“ (if that makes sense). Further in the background: cloves and anise. Very nice combination of fruit and spice. 
    • Taste
      Incredibly smooth and silky at first, then takes a turn into refreshing, juicy, sweet-sour fruitiness before becoming seriously spicy (as in elegant, prickly oak tannins, not as in „hot“) and, finally, somewhat more dry and decidedly dusty. Way more dusty than the Redbreast 12, which I‘m comparing this with. Also more varied and interesting, taste-wise. 
    • Finish
      The fruit subsides, the sweetness lingers, but most of all we have this prolonged „dustiness“ that is so typical of pot still Irish. Peculiar but pleasant! Also, this does not taste young at all, despite the lack of an age statement. I can’t imagine this being much younger than 10-12 years on average. 

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Goes well, nice pot still.
    • Nose
      Immediately fruit bomb (banana, pear compote, some sugared pineapple), then vanilla and honey, butter cream, cereals ... after a while slightly tart hay and herbal notes, burnt biscuit
    • Taste
      sweet, shortbread, cereal, milk chocolate ... the longer in the mouth, the more oak ... and something salty, tingling
    • Finish
      medium length, milk chocolate, slightly bitter

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    keeping a long story short. A very fresh and refreshing Irishman. Fits well in the summer and just right.
    • Nose
      grassy, ​​but very fruity, cereals, vanilla.
    • Taste
      mild, fruity, sweet with malt and vanilla.
    • Finish
      quite short, fruity, sweet and a little malt.

  8. Ivynor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very easy to drink, not bitter. Not very complex but friendly
    • Nose
      Sweet, fresh, on apple, pear, vanilla
    • Taste
      Very Irish, easy, supple, a little creamy, with plenty of apple juice and vanilla
    • Finish
      short, on vanilla

  9. volker40sw scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-27-2020.

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nice introductory Irish with some basic, but enjoyable layers to it.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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