For the first time ever, Green Spot Irish whiskey is now available in the U.S.! And this sought-after Irish whiskey has not only made it to the United States, but it has also made its way to your nearest Payless Liquor Store location here in Indianapolis.
Green Spot is one of the rarest and finest whiskies in the world today. In fact, it’s so rare that the Midleton distillery in Dublin only produces 500 cases each year. Its rarity is contributed to by the fact that it’s one of the few single pot still whiskey brands to be produced today.
Single pot still whiskey is a term that refers to the style of whiskey. It is comprised of a mixture of malted and unmalted barley, which is triple distilled in traditional Irish copper pot stills. As one of Ireland’s oldest spirits, Green Spot can trace its roots back nearly 12 decades, to the 20th century. Back then, it was even harder to come by, because only 12,000 bottles were produced each year.
As a single pot still, this Irish whiskey is very complex in its main characteristics. A honey flavor offsets its innate spiciness. Green Spot is a light amber color, which comes from it being aged in sherry and ex-bourbon barrels.
The nose has hints of peppermint, malt and sweet barley. Flavors of sugary porridge, creamy vanilla and citrus are also present. Some tasters even recall a dusty aroma in Green Spot, which is attributed to the sherry cask aging.
The Body and Palate
On the palate, one can taste a combination of gentle bourbon oak, green wood, menthol and potpourri. Green Spot has a balanced spicy, yet soft, flavor. It has a very pleasant and light body.
Finally, Green Spot finishes long and creamy. Punches of vanilla, warm fruit and hazelnut are also present in the finish. It is known to leave one craving more.
Since Green Spot is so hard to come by, especially here in the U.S., it’s perfect for the whiskey collector, or really just anyone who enjoys an authentic Irish whiskey. This whiskey has received several acclamations and some even say it’s the best Irish whiskey they’ve ever had!
Don’t miss out on your chance to have a piece of Irish whiskey history. It’s available in Payless Liquor Stores now for $59.99, but to ensure you get your hands on this iconic whiskey, we recommend reserving a bottle through our website here.
See what the talk is all about!
This August, Payless Liquors has three great beers that are sure to please your palette. These three beers are all about collaborations between different breweries in an effort to produce the ultimate brew.
Stone/Heretic/Beachwood Unapologetic IPA
This beer is a collaboration between three big hopheads: Stone, Beachwood BBQ and Heretic Brewing. Unapologetic IPA is a big, fruity DIPA. It pays homage to its Cali roots with a big, bitter taste. The hop varieties cultivated in the brew provide pine and citrus aromas along with peach, orange and coconut flavors. The Belma hops also bring out berry and black currant notes. We recommend enjoying Unapologetic as soon as you purchase it, so you can experience the newly cultivated hops and all their glory. We have a limited supply available in 22 oz bottles for $9.99.
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America
Beer Camp has been creating quite a buzz among craft beer enthusiasts this summer. In fact, it received a 100-point score from none other than Beer Advocate. Sierra Nevada’s variety pack contains 12 different beers from 12 different breweries across the U.S. Some notable participants include: Cigar City, Russian River, Bell’s Victory, Firestone Walker and 3 Floyds. The pack is meant to be a celebration of craft beers with a 7-city traveling beer festival worked into the promotion of the exclusive release. The festival tour concluded on August 3rd and featured several craft brewers from each area visited. We have the Beer Camp package in very limited quantity for $25.99, which includes 10 bottles and 2 cans.
Sierra Nevada West Coast DIPA
West Coast DIPA was an invite sent out across America for the Beer Camp Across America Festivals. Although the invite is no longer valid, you can still purchase it at your local Payless Liquors store. This new DIPA is a citrusy, yet bitter, with five different hops. If you are a Sierra Nevada fan, you will be happy to know two of the hops being used in “Hop Torpedo” are included in West Coast. The intense of flavors of citrus and pine are present, with an incredibly smooth taste. Hints of grapefruit and floral notes, with an orange blossom flow throughout the brew. It also has a nice, dry malty finish. You can find the 22 oz cans in stores for $5.99.
To insure you snag one of these extremely popular collaboration brews, be sure to submit a request via our website.
What beers are you enjoying this August? Let us know in the comments below!
In Frankfort, Kentucky there lies Buffalo Trace Distillery. A laboratory, if you will, where an experiment with bourbon is taking place. “Scientists” at Buffalo Trace are conducting a test to see if the altitude in which a bourbon is aged affects the flavor.
What they are calling the Warehouse Floors Experiment was started in 2001 in the distillery’s Warehouse K. What they did was place Buffalo Trace’s Rye Mash recipe #1 bourbon into barrels and then aged different ones on floors one, five and nine of the warehouse. Warehouse K is home to nine wooden floors, each providing a different taste during the aging process. Why that is is due to the varying temperatures that exist on the higher floors (mind you, heat rises). This environment made it the perfect location for the trial. The barrels were then aged for 11 years and 9 months.
So what were the results of this experiment? Well, allow us to present to you The Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection: Bourbon-Rye Mashbill 125, Bourbon-Rye Mashbill 115, Bourbon-Rye Mashbill 105 and Bourbon-Rye Mashbill 90.
- Mashbill 125: At 125 proof, this is the highest of the collection. It’s a well-balanced bourdon with notes of vanilla, spicy cloves, caramel and toffee. The flavor is complex, yet well rounded.
- Mashbill 115: Exhibiting a light oaky flavor, blended with palm sugar and leather, it is bottled at 115 proof.
- Mashbill 105: This batch is bottled at 105 proof and has overall earthy tones followed with a buttery, light finish.
- Mashbill 90: Part of the original Warehouse K experiment, Mashbill 90 has a light fruity flavor that is followed by hints of nuts and spice and ends on a dry note.
Buffalo Trace Distillery discovered their hypothesis to be true. Altitude does in fact affect the over flavor of bourbon! The varying levels of the barrels brought out distinctly different flavors of the bourbon. Barrels on the first floor yielded a delicate, sweet flavor with a mild oak taste. Fifth floor barrels resulted in bourbon with a sweet vanilla, caramel and light wood flavor. Those barrels aged on the ninth floor exuded a roasted nut sweetness paired with green pears, figs and a deep aroma. In simpler terms, the highest floors had deeper woody notes, while those barrels on the lower floors are light and sweet.
Pleased by their findings, Buffalo Trace Distillery has expanded their experimental program to an entire micro distillery called, The Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. “OFC” Mirco Distillery. The Colonel is complete with cookers, fermenting tanks and a state-of-the- art micro still, which all has been constructed within Buffalo Trace.
At Payless Liquors we are offering these limited release products in 3 bottle sets. Buffalo Trace Experimental packages are limited, in fact we only have 4 sets left! Reserve your bottles today on our website.
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