In 1805, William Mitchell purchased no.10 Grafton Street and set up a bakery and confectionary business.
In 1887, Robert Mitchell, a gentleman of not inconsiderable business acumen, expanded the business into whiskey bonding, moving shortly thereafter to new premises around the corner to No.21 Kildare Street. The family first commenced retailing the venerable Green Spot whiskey in 1933 at which time one could purchase “John Jameson & Son 10 Year Old Green Seal @ 180/-per dozen”
The Spot Range
Originally, there was a whole host of “Spot” whiskeys made by the Mitchell family back in the 1800s, including Green Spot, and Yellow Spot. The whiskies were made at the Jameson Distillery and placed into a variety of empty barrels provided by the Mitchells then aged back at their cellars.
The casks would then be matured in their warehouses and they signified the age by a dab of paint. That dab of paint is how the spot range got its name. Blue is the youngest range, green was 10 years, yellow was 12 and red was 15.
The nose has hints of peppermint, malt and sweet barley. Flavors of sugary porridge, creamy vanilla and citrus are also present. 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.
The nose of Yellow spot has notes of peach and apricot with honey and a hint of spice. The palate is as fruity as the nose with flavors of milk chocolate, fresh coffee and notes of toasted oak. The finish is again sweet with notes of apricots and red grapes that is sophisticated and complex.
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