Origin: Dublin (Ireland)
Type: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry and ex-Madeira Wine
Added coloring: No
Owner: Pernod Ricard
Average price: € 80.00
Official website: www.spotwhiskey.com
I talked about Irish Spot Whiskey and the reason for the ‘colour spots’ on their bottles in the Yellow Spot article. Today’s bottling has a special significance for this producer.
It’s in fact a new addition, the blue spot, which after more than fifty years brings together the entire series alongside green, yellow and red.
This is a cask strength edition (unusual for this label), still single pot triple distilled, combining spirits up to twenty years old (from Midleton, not yet having whiskey of their own distillation), whose gradation is expected to change from year to year.
Launched just a few days ago, it’s a highly anticipated bottling for those who follow Irish whiskey.
Light gold with copper highlights in the glass.
The alcohol content is present on the nose, not intrusive but perceptible, lashing out with aromas of pineapple, unripe banana, green apple, almonds, orange peel, marzipan, lime drops. Impression of anise and a touch of nutmeg. Lively.
Flowing oily in the mouth, with Marsalate touches, showing good structure and an amusing spicy note between chilli, cinnamon and nutmeg. Softer than on the nose, the sweet component raises the tone with caramel, praline almonds, baked apple, candied orange and chocolate. Wood notes in the background.
The finish is quite long and spicy with caramel, chocolate, orange, wood.
The full strength certainly gives this whiskey an edge, giving body and substance to a not particularly complex but well-balanced palette with a truly delicious finish.