Saturday, October 24, 2020
Yellow and Green Spot now online!
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Mitchells Green Spot Pot Sill Irish Whiskey...$62.99
IN 1805 THE MITCHELL merchant family commenced trading on 10 Grafton Street, in the heart of Dublin city as purveyors of confectionery, wines and fortified wines.
In 1887, this entrepreneurial family expanded into the whiskey bonding business whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks via horse and cart to the local Jameson Distillery which were then filled with whiskey and returned to the Mitchell’s cellar warehouse on Fitzwilliam Lane. There, beneath the cobble streets of Dublin, the whiskeys matured for many years under bond until they were ready to be bottled.
The Mitchells sold a range of whiskeys under their ‘Spot’ brand name. This rather peculiar name originated from their practice of marking casks of different ages with a daub or spot of coloured paint. There was a Blue Spot, Red Spot and even a Yellow Spot, but Green Spot emerged as their most popular whiskey and is one of the few “whiskey bonder brands” to survive to modern day.
Mitchells Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Whiskey...$93.99
"Yellow Spot Whiskey was last seen in Ireland in the mid to late 1960s. Created and sold by Mitchell and Son Wine and Spirit Merchants, Yellow Spot was always a 12 year old whiskey which was slightly sweet due to the inclusion of some single pot still spirit which was matured in Spanish Malaga wine casks. Inspired by the original, Yellow Spot is the rare taste of bonder's style Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Maturation in Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Butts and Malaga casks creates a superbly complex whiskey with fresh and sweet top notes."
Whiskey Advocates Irish Whiskey of the Year in 2012