Irish Pot Still Whiskey No Age Statement - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Irish Whiskey - Single Pot Still - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Insider knowledge: Green Spot Single Pot Still whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from Ireland. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Green Spot Single Pot Still whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
Nose: Hints of peppermint, malt, sweet barley, sugary porridge, creamy vanilla, papaya and citrus.
Palate: Spicy and soft, gentle bourbon oak, green woods, menthol, potpourri.
Finish: Creamy, long finish, vanilla.
Redbreast was my favorite until I tasted Green Spot. The nose has a honey kick! It’s got a very sweet, almost a desert smell. My first impression, comparing it to Redbreast, is that it has far less of an alcohol kick to it. There’s something I can’t place, perhaps anise? On tasting it, it is sweet, but not cloyingly so. Nowhere near as complex as Redbreast. Oily in a good way – great mouth feel. After sipping for a while the nose becomes far less sweet. I taste something different each time I take a sip, but I keep coming back to the memory of graham crackers.
It smells like honey, reminds me of graham crackers, and feels like summer. And then the bottle is gone.
7th July 2014
I was introduced to this whiskey in a pub called Stags Head in Dublin. I was going to order another brand on the list of about 30 Irish Whiskey's and asked the bar keep what he would suggest. I took his advice and loved the flavor. Very smooth and a great finish. I bought a bottle on my way out of Dublin Airport. Glad to know I can order it and have it sent to me.
5th July 2014
The first time I was introduced to this Whiskey was when I was visiting family in Sandy Cove Ireland.For years I had to have my mother bring it here as a gift to me. NOW YOU CAN BUY IT HERE!! This is the finest tasting Whisky. I actually prefer it over the Yellow Spot or the 12 year old Jameson. Nothing better on a Sunday afternoon on the patio with a nice cigar.
10th June 2014
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned bananas. To me this has a very strong banana flavor to it, on the nose, palate, and finish. It's especially noticeable if you water it down to about 30%. I'm not a big fan of banana flavor and I find this overpowering, drowns out everything else. I don't notice that flavor in the redbreast, as a comparison.
This is a wonderful Whiskey,very easy to drink. Brought a couple of bottles back from Shannon..
16th May 2014
got a bottle of green spot yesterday $45.00 usd.it tasted to just like redbreast 12 yr,i know it's from the same distillery.for the $3.00
dollars more i'll stick with the redbreast,but a great whiskey
23rd April 2014
16th March 2014
I didn't much care for Redbreast, and had given up on Irish whiskey, but then I tried the Spot. Wow, it's so powerful (yet smooth), you'd think it was cask strength, but the label says 40%. It's as good as they say it is.
23rd January 2014
This is, hands down, my favourite whisky so far (although I have many left to try "God willing"!
15th December 2013
Wow. Smoother than a young Tina Turners skin.... Tastier than.... well, tastier than both Redbreast and Black Bush. Easily the best Irish whiskey around. Gives a couple of the Japanese whiskeys and the Dalmore a run for their money in my favourite whiskey ever. This quite possibly takes the winners podium as its a good £10 cheaper than any of my other favourites. Jason Breen.
1st November 2013
My wife travels internationally fairly regularly and brings home liquor from all over the world, Russian Vodka, Dominican Rum, etc. but my favorite has been the Green Spot Whiskey. It's fantastic, even compared with Whiskeys from across the globe. As I write this I'm re-ordering another bottle, I definitely recommend giving it a try.
4th May 2013
I've tasted many types over the years and have enjoyed most that I've tried. It's hard to get Green Spot here in the USA but having heard so many good things about it, I had to try it. So, I ordered some from across the pond. Smooth as silk, Light on the palate. Sweet without being overwhelming. It went down way to easy and sadly, it's all gone. I'm getting an order together with all my friends and am looking forward to many nights by the fire with my wife and my whiskey!
21st March 2013
Fantastically smooth whiskey. It lasted only a couple of weeks, as my wife and I coild not hold ourselves back .
7th February 2013