This bottle was not easy to find! We called about 10 liquor stores to find it, and many gave us the same spiel… “this is an allocated bottle available to our barrel club members only…” blah blah blah. I’m over places who force you to buy their crap whisky to then have access to a raffle chance to buy. Luckily, we found it in the one place we didn’t call. No other BS went into it.
To date, Green Spot is still my favorite from Mitchell and Son, let’s see how this one fared. This whiskey is aged 9 years in Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Butts, Bordeaux Wine Casks and Port Pipes.
Nose: wood, apples, and spices
Palate: pepper, vanilla, nutty, spiced and lightly sweet
Finish: smooth and spiced
Cost: $139 (what we paid)
This whiskey tastes much older than its 9-year statement. It’s smooth and the combination of the four casks brings a nice nuttiness to this dram. You get hit with so many flavors that dance in your tongue but go down so perfectly balanced.
It’s hard to find and cask strength so, I was perfectly OK spending the $139. This whiskey is great and I’m going to enjoy the heck out of it but, I would have given it a lot of thought had it been over $150. And I’ve seen it online for $200+. Do yourself a favor, buy only if at msrp. If you can’t, Green Spot still tops my list as their best spot whiskey and that’s just around $50.
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.