Mitchell & Son Est 1805
Two very distinguished and admired families come together and marry their talents. Mitchell & Son and Léoville Barton. This whiskey is aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Casks from Château Léoville Barton.
Château Léoville Barton has almost 200 years of history in the Bordeaux region of France
The Barton family’s passion for wine is reflected in the elegance and consistency of Château Léoville Barton. This estate was classified as a 2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855 and lies within the iconic terroir of Saint Julien in the Médoc. The founder of this ancient dynasty was actually an Irish man named Thomas Barton. He left his native Ireland at the age of 27 leaving the town of Curraghmore, County Fermanagh, in which he had grown up behind. This is the perfect setting to let history repeat its self and see Green Spot Irish Whiskey aged in French wine casks. The first ever single pot still Irish whiskey finished in Bordeaux casks!
The choice of Bordeaux wine is also significant – Château Léoville Barton is not only a highly-regarded grand cru Château, but one that takes it’s name from the Irish ‘Wine Geese’ winemakers. Léoville Barton is still run by Thomas Barton’s descendants to this day. This bottling is a celebration of shared Irish heritage.
Matured initially in a mixture of ex-Oloroso Sherry, fresh American oak and ex-bourbon barrels, this Green Spot whiskey is then finished in the ex-Château Léoville Barton Bordeaux wine casks for 12 to 24 months.
Tasting notes: Green Spot Château Léoville Barton
On the nose this pot still whiskey sings beautifully. With apricots mingling among the wild strawberries and ripe autumnal fruits. It leads you on to some earthy notes to floral & spicy touches with a hint of vanilla. It has quite a seductive nose.
On the palate you get this delicious hit of honeyed fruits but with the fresh floral and berry note. It tastes full but not heavy. The vanilla and spicy tones join in to give it another dimension. Add some bramble and barley giving you quite an elegant whiskey that will captivate you from the first sip. It does soften out a bit with the water
Long and quite dry with cereal and plenty of spiciness that you would expect from a Single Pot Still. Excellent balance here with a rich round body and delicious heavy feel that reminds me of vanilla butter cream frosting, lemon cake curd mixed with orchard fruit and an earthy oak remain for a long lively finish.
Where to drink: Green Spot Château Léoville Barton
Drop into the CHQ store of Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants established in 1805 and recently celebrated 210 successful years in business. The family business imports and distributes fine wines, spirits and craft beers from all over the world. Mitchell & Son has operated at its new premises in the IFSC since 2008, and also has wine shops in Glasthule, Avoca in Kilmacanogue and Dunboyne, and Wilde & Green in Miltown, Dublin.
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