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 [+]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.