Is that really a bottle of Green Spot? What? How did I get a bottle of Green Spot? I live in San Francisco. That’s nigh on impossible.
Let’s just say that good people know that I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking, writing and drinking whiskey. And those good people might have traveled to Dublin recently and thought, screw the postcard, let’s get this bottle of whiskey, drink half, and then give it away. Warms the heart, don’t it?
I’ll do a proper review later, but am pretty excited about the score of this limited pot-still Irish Whiskey. If anyone wants a taste themselves, best comment below (i.e., one that makes me laugh the most) will get sent a sample. Really. I’ll contact you based on the email that you put in when you write your comment.
Nose : slight paint thinner. overripe peaches. a touch of vanilla. honey.
Palate : very well balanced. some might say smooth. immediate sugary bananas. that vanilla is still there. caramel. a bit of green fruit. no astringency whatsoever.
Finish : a puckering sweet burn. with fruit cake and wood. some spearmint is in there, too.
Overall : This is a really tasty whiskey. It’s not the best I’ve ever had, nor the most complex. But it is sweet, gentle, tasty, and has more behind it than burn. It’s a whiskey that is approachable by people who aren’t into whiskey.