Green Spot Chateau Montelena Irish Whiskey
This Green Spot edition comes from an inspired series
that uses Montelena Zinfandel barrels to finish the Green Spot whiskey. These
barrels impart a unique spicy berry notes to the already fruit-heavy whiskey.
Green Spot Chateau Montelena is the 2nd release of the Wine Geese series, which
was released in 2015 when Green Spot Chateau Léoville Barton was launched.
Chateau Montelena is crafted from a blend of 7 to 10 year old whiskeys. Before
being finished for one year in French oak Zinfandel casks sourced from Chateau
Today, Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
continues to be crafted in the heart of Ireland. The whiskey is made from
malted and unmalted barley, which are milled and mashed before being distilled
through a traditional pot still. Following distillation, the whiskey is matured
in a combination of American oak casks that were previously used to mature
bourbon (75%) and European oak casks that were previously used to mature sherry
(25%). Once the whiskey has matured for eight to nine years, the casks are
blended together and brought to proof.
"Pot Still Whiskeys define the traditional flavor character of Irish
whiskey and we have seen a renewed interest and growth in the category over the
last few years," says Brian Nation, the master distiller at Midleton
Distillery, which makes Green Spot Whiskey. Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish
Whiskey has an aroma of butterscotch, caramel, honeyed oak, pine and orange
that gives way to notes of citrus, tart apples, plums and apricots on the
palate. The finish is smooth yet slightly spicy, with a touch of cinnamon and