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Green Spot Single Pot Still

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

1st Apr 2014


Green Spot Single Pot Still
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Mitchell & Sons is a wine merchant that has been active since 1805 and in the Roaring Twenties that sold about 100 sherry casks of pot still whiskey per year. The blend was originally named Pat Whiskey and marketed as a 10 Year Old. Then they also bottled a whiskey named Spot, referring to the spot of paint that put on the casks to denote the age. There was a Blue Spot, Red Spot, Yellow Spot and Green Spot. The version bottled today is a bit younger, between 8 and 9 years, of which a quarter matured on sherry casks.

Honeysweet, but soft nose on honey, vanilla, dough, hay and apples. Pears, too. Floral touch. A bit of mint. Evolves toward Petit Beurre cookies with butter. Hint of milk chocolate. Fresh, but light.

It is clean, on the palate, but the body is a bit light. The floral element is very dominant. Chemical sweetness, which is a shame. Citrus, peel included. Breakfast cereals. Some green wood. A salty edge. Spicy.

The long finish on citrus and nutmeg work towards a bitter finale.

Playful nose, maybe a bit too playful, but on the palate and the finish it kind of collapses. Around 35 EUR.

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