Red Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey has matured for over 15 years in a combination of American Bourbon casks, Spanish sherry butts and Sicilian Marsala wine casks, all contributing in rich and complex flavours, making it the top spot in the range.
Nose: Pot Still spices with rich cooked fruit, baked apple, mango and black cherry. Hazelnut and a touch of new leather fuse with toasted American Oak.
Taste: A mix of ripe fruit sweetness from the Marsala seasoned wine casks. While the fruit remains, sweet red pepper and cracked black pepper add some spiciness, finished by notes of American Oak and barley.
Finish: An extra long infusion of fruits and spices.
ABV (%) : 46%
Size : 700mL
Origin : Ireland
Alcohol Type : Irish Whiskey
Product History : Within the Single Pot Still genre of Irish whiskey you will find the idiosyncratic range of Spot Whiskeys. This family of Whiskeys find their roots in one of Ireland’s last remaining Wine Merchants and Whiskey Bonders, Mitchell & Son Ltd. Back in the days when distilleries would sell their new make spirit to bonders who matured them in wine and fortified wine casks, Mitchell & Son developed a reputation for creating some of the finest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be found in the capital. They matured their whiskey in casks under the streets of Dublin in a network of underground cellars. When the fortified wine casks were filled (exclusively with Jameson from Bow St. Distillery) and brought back to Mitchells, they were marked with a daub or ‘spot’ of paint which identified how long they would be matured for. Blue for 7 years, Green for 10 years, Yellow for 12 years and Red for 15 years – hence the name Spot Whiskey.