Green Spot Whiskey
Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish WhiskyGreen Spot Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey is one of Ireland's most beloved and authentic whiskey brands. The whiskey has just been relaunched with a sharper graphic expression - and delivered in a nice gift case.
Green Spot is one of the oldest Irish whiskey brands. The story behind the Green Spot starts with the Mitchells as far back as 1887. The Mitchell family was a contracting merchant family that had been operating in Dublin since 1805.
As the family business grew, the range was expanded with its own bottling of the local whiskey from the time in Dublin, Old Jameson Distillery. Empty wine barrels and liqueur wines from Portugal and Spain were refilled with refined whiskey and stored for many years under the Mitchell family store in Fitzwilliam Street.
For many years, the grocery store's customers could choose between a Blue, Red, Yellow and Green Spot bottling all with different ages and character. However, it was always Green Spot customers would prefer and the whiskey brand also survived the era of untouched until the late 1960s, when the Jameson distillery in Dublin closed and production moved to the Midleton distillery in Cork.
PURE POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY is a whiskey style that is distinctive and manufactured only in Ireland. The whiskey is traditionally distilled into copper pot stills and far out of the way most of the manufacturing process is similar to the one we know from Scotland.
Pure pot still Irish whiskey, however, differs mainly in three points, from Scottish single malt whiskey in:
1) to be made from a mixture of malted barley and unmalted barley (green barley). The mash bill between malted barley and unmalted barley varies from whiskey to whiskey and is a well-kept secret that only a few key people in distilled know. The unique opportunity to vary the ratio of barley mix allows to produce several different whiskey styles on the same copper pot stills.
2) to be triple distilled where Scottish whiskey is always double distilled. The additional distillation is used in some respects to produce a softer and more elegant whiskey style, but can also, if distilled in particular, produce fantastic rich, creamy and heavy whiskey types.
3) that the Irish copper pot stills at, for example, the Middelton distillery in southern Ireland in Cork are colossal. The largest and now retired copper pot still had a capacity of 75,000 liters.