Country: Ireland
Type: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 92 points

Green Spot Château Léoville Barton. Image courtesy Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.This is classic Green Spot finished in Bordeaux wine casks from Château Léoville Barton in France, which is owned by an Irish family. The nose is complex and fruity with notes of green grapes, plums, muted spices, hints of oak and fudge, and even though it’s a Single Pot Still whiskey made with multiple types of grains, a noticeable amount of maltiness. The taste is thick, fruity, and spicy with a good balance of green apples, green grapes, white pepper, a hint of clove, honey, oak, and a surprising hit of chipotle spice that comes out at the end. That spice helps turn the finish slightly dry and tart with touches of green apples, fresh berries, and oak. (August, 2015)