Best known for their Green Spot Irish whiskey, the 'Spot' range is distilled at Midleton for the family-owned Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants. It was Robert Mitchell, a baker, confectioner and the sort of industrious shopkeeper so crucial in the history of whisky/whiskey (Johnnie Walker was a grocer, for example) who added whiskey bonding to the family business back in 1887. Green Spot, so called for the way the Mitchell family marked certain casks, was first retailed in 1933. It's matured in bourbon casks as well as some Sherry casks, with their Yellow Spot also using sweet Malaga wine casks. The survival of these bonder's styles adds much greater variation to the exciting single pot still Irish whiskey category.