Château Montelena Cask Finished Single Pot Still Irish Whisky
“From Calistoga, California to County Cork… where will Green Spot take our taste buds next?” – Whisky Advocate
For this limited edition, Mitchell & Son have taken their classic Green Spot whiskey, which has been matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, and aged it for a further 12 months in Zinfandel wine casks from the famous Napa Valley estate of Château Montelena. Thought to be the first of its kind, the whiskey was made at Midelton Distillery before undergoing its unique maturation process in the hands of Mitchell & Son. Interestingly, the wines at Château Montelena are currently made by Bo Barrett, who can trace his family back to Waterford on Ireland’s southeast coast. So this single pot still, triple-distilled whiskey is a celebration of Irish heritage that makes a great gift for both whiskey and wine lovers alike.
The delicacy of the Irish whiskey and the power of Californian Zinfandel combine perfectly layering tangy red fruit – pomegranate, cranberry, damson and red cherry – over the baked apple, crunchy pear, greengage jam, leather, tobacco, crème caramel, fresh mint and oaky spices. There’s also something of the cake shop about it, with rich notes of cheesecake, marzipan, cookie dough, mixed peel, brandy snaps and ginger biscuits. It’s another dramatic whiskey that thoroughly deserves the 95 points and “Extraordinary Ultimate Recommendation” it received at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018.
Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants & Whiskey Bonders started off buying new make spirit from Jameson’s and ageing them in wine and fortified wine casks back in the 1800s. Ageing their whiskey beneath the streets of Dublin, they marked the barrels with a dub of paint to signify how long it needed to mature for – a blue spot of seven years, green for ten, yellow for twelve and red for fifteen – hence why they are now known as Spot Whiskeys.
£10.71 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2994604
Style No.: 734639
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