Mitchell & Son Green Spot Leoville Barton Bordeaux Cask Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750ml) [USC 98]

Mitchell & Son Green Spot Leoville Barton Bordeaux Cask Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
(750ml) [USC 98]

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Notes from the Distillery
Ageing: Initially matured in a traditional mix of ex-Oloroso sherry and ex-Bourbon barrels the whiskeys were then transferred into the ex-Bordeaux wine casks for between 12 and 24 months.

This imparted distinctive, floral flavours of varying intensity, resulting in a perfectly balanced whiskey. Celebrating an Irish heritage, the collaboration between Green Spot and Chateau Leoville Barton is not just the coming together of two unique stories; it is the fusion of two unique histories that as one deliver an exceptional whiskey.

Tasting Notes
Nose: It is the contribution of the French oak which drives the initial aroma adding some crisp woodland notes to the spicy Single Pot Still character. The wine seasoning brings a delicate touch of floral perfume and a hint of ripe berries such as raspberries and strawberries; these are in addition to the orchard fruits typical of Green Spot.

Taste: The familiar mouth coating effect is a very satisfying balance of oak and spices. Some vanilla sweetness works in harmony with the dry wine influence, while the fresh orchard fruits and French oak combine effortlessly with barley grains to complete the complexity.

Finish: The rich French oak character is slow to fade leaving the wine and spices of France and Ireland with the last word.

Proof: 92 (46% ABV)

Awards/Reviews:

Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2023

95 Points, Finalist, Great Value - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023

"Beguiling aromas of burnished steel, #2 pencil, toasted hazelnuts, and grilled figs lead into a potent dram filled with almost-tropical fruit of banana bread with loads of sweet baking spice like nutmeg and allspice. The finish is long, iron-rich, and persistent."

Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023, 2022

Gold - Irish Whiskey Masters 2023, 2022

"Mitchell & Son’s classic whiskey finished for 1 to 2 years in wine casks formerly used by the Barton family in the St-Julien appellation. Spiced apple, redcurrant, blushing pink young raspberries, with a deeper earthiness, like a hedgerow run wild. An autumnal character: apple, rhubarb, ginger, piquant fruits, more vanilla, then a finish of sweetened apple and peppercorns. A definite imprint from the higher-strength pot still. It feels like the wine has shaped, sculpted, and finessed the whisky beautifully. 
À votre santé!" - Whisky Advocate