Wednesday, March 08, 2023


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of the third release in its Green Spot Wine Geese Series.

Green Spot Quails’ Gate (46% ABV) is a single pot still Irish whiskey, which was initially matured in a combination of American oak and ex-Sherry casks, before being finished for 16 months in Pinot Noir casks from the Quails’ Gate winery in Canada.

Green Spot Quails' Gate

Located on the shore of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada, Quails’ Gate Winery was founded by the Stewart family in 1908 after Richard Stewart Sr immigrated to Canada from Kildare, Ireland. Today, they produce some of Canada’s most exquisite wines, including their award-winning Family Reserve Pinot Noir.

This latest release which is the third instalment in the Green Spot Wine Geese Series, represents two stories of Irish endeavour from the two Irish families who inspired this special edition whiskey. Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was originally produced exclusively for the Mitchell family, who commenced trading in 1805 in the heart of Dublin.

This limited-edition expression reflects the colourful history of the Mitchell’s whiskey bonding business which commenced in 1887, whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks to the local Jameson Distillery to be filled with new single pot still spirit for maturation in the Mitchell’s cellar warehouse.

Commenting on the launch, Deirdre O’Carroll, Blender at Irish Distillers, said: “Green Spot, with its distinctive blend of green apple, vanilla and toffee flavours, has been a beloved Irish whiskey since the 19th century, thanks to the Mitchell family. Maturing Green Spot Irish Whiskey in the Pinot Noir casks from Quails’ Gate adds a fascinating and delectable assortment of rich red berries from the red wine seasoning that perfectly balances Green Spot’s orchard fruits and toasted wood finish for a flavoursome, complex expression. Whether a whiskey enthusiast or a wine connoisseur – or both – we hope this addition to the Spot family will be cherished by those in Ireland, Canada and everywhere in between."

Green Spot Quails’ Gate, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £54.00.

Posted by Steve Rush