Blue Spot Irish whiskey disappeared from shelves back in the 1960s, but we are very happy to say that Blue Spot is back! Mitchell & Son has relaunched Blue Spot as a triple distilled 7 year old single pot still Irish whiskey, drawn from a combination of bourbon, sherry, and Madeira casks, bottled up at cask strength. An immensely flavoursome expression, with huge pot still character to it. Fantastic stuff.
Big hit of spices on the nose, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, followed by a medley of puddings: banana custard, apple pie, and frangipane tart.
It’s a spicy one, with plenty of black and sichuan peppers. It’s full-bodied and super creamy with vanilla green apple, peaches, lemon peel and toasted hazelnuts.
There’s a milk chocolate creaminess that goes on and on with fresh fruit and nuts lingering, and just a lick of rum at the end.