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- Silver Medal - 2010 International Spirits Challenge
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THL: What is it?
Green Spot is a pure pot still Irish whiskey made from 7-12 year old whiskey distilled at the Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland. Some of the whiskey is aged in sherry casks before going into the bottle.
THL: Why should you try it?
Whiskey writer Jim Murray describes Green Spot as “unquestionably one of the world’s great whiskeys.”
Green Spot Whiskey goes back to the early 1900s and is the oldest surviving single pot still brand. Winemaker Mitchell & Son used to buy sherry casks full of whiskey from Jameson. In order not to confuse the whiskey-filled sherry casks with sherry-filled casks, Mitchell & Son marked the whiskey with a green spot of paint — hence the name Green Spot.
THL: Who makes it?
Green Spot is made at the Midleton Distillery, where Jameson, Tullamore Dew, Redbreast and other Irish whiskeys are also made. The Midleton Distillery is part of the Irish Distillers Group, which was formed in 1966 as part of a consolidation effort to preserve the Irish whiskey industry. The Old Midleton Distillery was established in the 17th century and now serves as the visitor center, located next to the New Midleton Distillery, a high-tech facility where the whiskey is made.
THL: What does it taste like?
Soft, with honey and fruit
THL: How should you drink it?