Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of a new addition to its Spot Irish whiskey range.
Blue Spot (58.7% ABV) is a 7 Year Old cask strength, single pot still Irish whiskey, which was matured in a combination of bourbon barrels, sherry butts and Madeira casks.
As per its previous Yellow, Green and Red Spot bottlings, Irish Distillers joined forces with the Dublin based spirits merchants Mitchell & Son, for this latest reimagining of bottling which dates back to 1964.
The story of the legendary Spot Irish whiskey range began in the early 1900s when celebrated wine and spirits merchants, Mitchell & Son, began maturing whiskey from the local Jameson Distillery in Bow Street in their underground cellars in Dublin City Centre.
Blue Spot takes its name from the blue daubs or ‘spots’ of paint that the Mitchells used to mark the barrels to signify that the whiskey in those casks were to be matured for a minimum of seven years.
This latest release, is said to deliver notes of pineapple, kiwi, green banana, lime zest, Pot Still spices, baked apple, hazelnut and toasted wood on the nose. Followed by notes of fruit, clove oil, cracked black pepper, vanilla and cinnamon on the palate.
Commenting on the news, Kevin O’Gorman, Master Distiller at Irish Distillers, said: “It is with absolute pleasure that we reintroduce Blue Spot and bring a piece of Dublin’s rich whiskey history back to life. Over the years I have had the honour of collaborating with the Mitchell family, who for generations have celebrated the influence of fine wines on Irish whiskey, as we have reintroduced expressions to the beloved Spot range. I am incredibly proud to celebrate with Jonathan and Robert Mitchell on this historic day as Blue Spot takes its place alongside Green, Yellow and Red Spot, reuniting the whole family once again.”
Blue Spot, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of €80.00.
Posted by Steve Rush