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Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
81.02/100
votes
428
Whiskybase ID
WB31215
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Mitchell & Son
Casktype
American Bourbon & ex-Sherry
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5011007008482
Added on
14 Mar 2012 4:46 pm

Average value

€ 43.89

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428 × member ratings

987 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.02 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super 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. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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. 

  3. 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.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Each bottling is vatted from a range of seven to nine year old barrels at a proportion hovering around 3/4 Bourbon and 1/4 Sherry.
    (Fionnán O'Connor - A Glas Apart)

  5. PalummoWhiskey scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    One of my all time favorites. A soft, round and easily accessible Irish pot still from Midleton.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dry fruits, raisins
    • Taste
      88 88
      Vanilla, berries, spicy, soft mouthfeel
    • Finish
      89 89
      Soft and medium-long finish

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Round and fruity, dried apricot, sweet lemon oil, coconut, apple juice, Turkish delight, shortbread cookies, caramel and some mint at the back.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A mild and somewhat thin mouthfeel, sour apple, apricot, a buttery cookie note, coconut grating, light vanilla, a little more spicy compared to the nose (light pepperiness).
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short and one dimensional: vanilla, sweetish (faintly honied), some drying wood bitters.

  7. nok scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    green apples, caramel sauce, fruitiness, spicy, nice sherry influence, light and fresh body, citrusy, price/perfomance is perfect.

  8. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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