Fresh aromatic oils and spices with orchard fruits and barley on a background of toasted wood. Full spicy body. A hint of cloves along with the fruity sweetness of green apples, rounded off with toasted oak. A lingering finish with flavours of spices and barley. GREEN SPOT is a non age statement Single Pot Still Irish whiskey and is comprised of Pot Still whiskeys aged between 7 and 10 years. The whiskey has matured in a combination of new bourbon and refill bourbon casks as well as sherry casks. Only small quantities of Green Spot are bottled each year. Apparently there's no real reason why. The guys at Green Spot say drink some more and they'll bottle more.
Renown whiskey writer Jim Murray has described Mitchell & Son's Green Spot as "unquestionably one of the world's great whiskeys".
Background: In 1805, William Mitchell purchased no.10 Grafton Street and set up a bakery and confectionery business. In 1887, Robert Mitchell, a gentleman of not inconsiderable business acumen, expanded the business into whiskey bonding, moving shortly thereafter to new premises around the corner to No.21 Kildare Street. The family first commenced retailing the venerable Green Spot whiskey in 1933. The whiskey earned the nickname Green Spot, because of the green marking on the casks indicating the age potential. The Chairman and the head cellar man would separate the new casks of whiskey to decide which was to be the 10 year old and so on. They would then mark the cask with different coloured chalk or paint; hence Green Spot got its name.