HAD 122: Irish Whiskey

Ireland is the birthplace of whiskey. There I said it, I have research to back me up, so come at me! Okay, fine. There is some debate, but most records show it was in Ireland first, and since it’s almost St Patrick’s Day, what better time to talk about Irish Whiskey. Unfortunately, it’s too much for one episode so let’s get the History out of the way so Bob will shut up and we can all Have a Drink.

News

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WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:

Tasting of Green Spot Whiskey

  • Beverage: Green Spot

  • Brand: Mitchell & Son

  • Style: Single pot still Irish Whiskey

  • Strength: 40% Alc.

  • Other (IBU, description, etc.): A non age statement Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey comprising of pot still whiskeys aged between 7 & 10 years. The whiskey has matured in a combination of new bourbon and refill bourbon casks as well as sherry casks.

  • Score (BA, Untappd, etc.):

Awards for Green Spot

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017

89 points

International Spirits Challenge 2016

Silver award

Beverage Tasting Institute 2016

91 points

Jim Murray Whiskey Bible 2016

94.5 points

Ultimate Spirit Challenge 2016

95 points Finalist

Nose

Fresh aromatic oils and spices with orchard fruits and barley on a background of toasted wood.

Taste

Full spicy body. A hint of cloves along with the fruity sweetness of green apples, rounded off with toasted oak. Followed by lingering flavours of spices and barley.