Red Spot 15-Year Old Irish Whiskey

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Red Spot 15-Year Old Irish Whiskey

152.99

Red Spot 15-Year Old
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
92 Proof

Just in time for St. Patrick’s day, we have a tremendous limited-release Irish Whiskey that’s been discontinued since the 1960’s.

Mitchell & Sons is one of the only independent bottlers of Irish whiskey.  They started out as a wine merchant outfit that began buying batches of pure pot still whiskey around the turn of the century.  By the twenties, Mitchell's was buying over 5,000 gallons per year.  They aged the whiskey in casks from their wine business, varying between darker expressions like Marsala or Oloroso sherry and lighter varieties like Fino. 

Michtell's used an interesting technique to mark the age of their barrels.  They painted each one with a colored spot so that they could easily tell the age of the barrels in the warehouse.  The younger barrels had green spots, the middle-aged ones had yellow spots, and the oldest barrels had red spots.

Around the turn of the century, when Mitchell’s launched their whiskey commercially, they kept the same system. They offered Green Spot - a 7 Year Whiskey, Yellow Spot - 12 Year, and Red Spot, a 15-Year whiskey. However, much to the chagrin of die-hard Irish whiskey fans, Red Spot was discontinued in the 1960’s.

This year, Mitchell’s has brought back a very limited release of Red Spot, and we made sure to be first on the list to get some for the club. This stuff is so drinkable, it’s quite dangerous. It’s got the signature taste profile of Irish whiskey - soft apples and pears, walnuts, oak, green grapes and honey. But the combination of finishes (they used ex-bourbon barrels, Oloroso, and Marsala) adds some lovely red berries, dark cherries, tropical fruits, white chocolate, and black pepper. And the long aging wraps everything in a brilliant white oak.

Order now to get your delivery in time for St Patrick’s Day, and enjoy a treat of one of the finest Irish whiskies in the world.

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