Château Léoville Barton Cask Finished Single Pot Still Irish Whisky
“It feels like the wine has shaped, sculpted, and finessed the whiskey beautifully.” – 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 one to two years in red wine casks from the famous Second Growth Saint-Julien estate Château Léoville Barton. Interestingly, this Bordeaux winery was purchased by Irishman Hugh Barton in 1826 and is still run by his descendants. Therefore, this whiskey is the bringing together of two legendary Irish families and makes a great gift for both whiskey and wine lovers alike.
The sweetness of the Irish whiskey and the dry red wine combine perfectly layering red fruit – raspberry, strawberry redcurrant, blackcurrant, plum and brambles – over the baked apple, greengage jam, Greek olive oil, crème caramel, brandy snaps, ginger biscuits and oaky spices. There’s also something floral with a peppery kick that calls to mind rose harissa. It’s a dramatic whiskey that thoroughly deserves the 96 points and “Extraordinary Ultimate Recommendation” it received at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017.
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.
£9 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2989662
Style No.: 734638
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