Mitchell & Son Blue Spot 7 Year Old Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
(750 ml) [USC 95] [IWSC 95]
Regular price $399.99 Sale price $274.97 Save $125.02
Blue Spot's name was derived from the Mitchell's practice of marking their maturing casks of whiskey with a mark or daub of coloured paint to determine the age potential of the whiskey. Blue Spot was a 7 year old whiskey, Green Spot (10 year old), Yellow Spot (12 Year Old) and Red Spot (15 year old).
As a colorful history would have it, this revered Blue Spot remained underground until now and its introduction reunites the historical Spot Family for the first time in over 56 years.
Embodying the unmistakable qualities of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Blue Spot is matured for no less than 7 years in Bourbon casks, Sherry butts and Portuguese Madeira casks all bottled at cask strength.
Nose: A light mix of pineapple, kiwi, green banana and lime zest followed by Pot Still spices, baked apple, hazelnut and toasted wood.
Taste: A smooth mouthfeel with a subtle mix of fruit, a hint of clove oil and cracked black pepper corns. Sweet spices, vanilla and cinnamon add to the wood's nutty contribution.
Finish: A lasting and distinctly palatable balance of exotic fruits and spices.
Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023
95 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2023
"Succulent toffee and caramel aromas uplifted by a warming ginger spice and layered with juicy sultana and raisins on the palate. An excellent integration with tropical hints and candied lime underpinning the journey into a sweet and fruity, lingering finish."
Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2023, 2022, 2021
Master - Irish Whiskey Masters 2023
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021
95 Points, Finalist, Top 100 - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
"A bold Irish whiskey aged in a combination of Bourbon, Sherry, and Madeira casks, though it favors the bourbon barrels the most with a rich sweet profile tempered by lots of spice. Bottled at cask strength, a splash of water opens it up nicely to reveal more flavors of grain, nuts and fruit."