Monday, March 11, 2024


Irish Distillers, has announced the launch of its second Gold Spot series release.

Gold Spot - The Generations Edition (46% ABV) is a 13 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey, which was initially matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, before being finished in Valpolicella Classica Italian wine casks for 16 months.

Gold Spot - The Generations Edition

This latest bottling which follows on from their inaugural Gold Spot release in 2022, pays tribute to the seven generations of the Mitchell family, the family behind Spot Whiskey’s, who champion the use of wine casks.

The Mitchell family's whiskey bonding journey began in the 1800s when empty wine and fortified wine casks were sent to the local Jameson Distillery in Bow Street to be filled with new single pot still spirit for maturation in its underground cellars. Once filled, these casks were adorned with a daub or 'spot' of coloured paint, signalling the age of the whiskey within and inspiring the cherished name of this coveted bonded and bottled whiskey.

Gold Spot - The Generations Edition, is said to deliver notes of red apples, dark fleshy fruits, fragrant blossom, woody undertones, clove, nutmeg and almond on the nose. Followed by notes of red berry compote, toffee apple, raisins, pot still spices and fruits on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Katherine Condon, Distiller at Irish Distillers, said: “This isn't just a whiskey; it's a celebration of our shared commitment to tradition and innovation. The incorporation of Italian wine casks, alongside our own pot still whiskey, produces a complex and vibrant character—a true tribute to generations of dedication. The unique aspect of this release lies not just in its thirteen-year age statement but in its maturation process. The pot still whiskey already matured in bourbon and sherry casks undergoes a finishing period of sixteen months in Valpolicella Classica wine casks, contributing floral and quintessentially wine-driven notes to the flavour profile, creating a truly distinctive offering.”

Gold Spot - The Generations Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers and global travel retail outlets for a RRP of €150.


Posted by Steve Rush