This week I am taking a break from writing about another Scotland distillery tour to write about Green Spot Château Léoville Barton. It’s an Irish whiskey I had been eyeing for a while, and was finally able to get it in Dublin’s airport at duty free.
Green Spot by Mitchell and Son is hands down one of my favorite Irish whiskies. Mitchell and Son began their business as a bakery in 1805 and that eventually evolved into their current business as wine and spirits merchant. The Green Spot and Yellow Spot brands are produced exclusively for Mitchell and Son by Irish Distillers at the Midleton Distillery.
For this edition, Green Spot is first matured in ex-Oloroso Sherry, American oak and ex-bourbon barrels. It then spends it last 2-years in the ex-Château Léoville Barton Bordeaux wine casks.
Something extremely special about this wine isn’t just this amazing grand cru Château, but also the fact that the founder, Thomas Baron was an Ireland native who left and settled in Bordeaux. Three hundred years and 10 generations later, Château Léoville Barton is still a family business.
Nose: spices, berries and wood
Palate: vanilla, spices, fruit and sweetness
Finish: lingering notes of spices, oak and hints of wine
This whiskey is beautifully made. The Château Léoville Barton casks make a huge difference in the taste There is complexity, harmony and balance in each sip. It is sweet, but not to the point where it overwhelms the notes of spices. It is Green Spot but elevated to a different level. It reminds me of Christmas, as it’s full of spice and everything nice.
I might actually like this special edition better than the original Green Spot. If you love Green Spot, I think you will absolutely love this edition. If you’ve never had Green Spot, I think you will absolutely love this edition as well.
The average cost is between $80-$100. I would absolutely pay this for it, well, we actually did pay around this much to get it and we would do it again as it’s worth every penny. It’s a whiskey worth trying if you come across it. I highly recommend it.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.