Green Spot
Leoville Barton Bordeaux Finish

70cl / 46%
  • Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
  • Distillery Bottling
Green Spot / Leoville Barton Bordeaux Finish
Web Exclusive Price £54.95 £45.79 ex VAT (£78.50 per litre)
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A special edition of Green Spot, this was aged initially in a combination of bourbon- and oloroso-sherry casks before being finished for up to two years in barriques from famed Bordeaux winery Château Léoville Barton. A sweet blend of orchard fruit and spicy flavours.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Ireland
Cask Type
Bordeaux Wine Barrique Finish
Colouring
Yes

Character

  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Clove Clove
  • Apple Apple
  • Melon Melon
  • Raspberry Raspberry
  • Custard Custard

Green Spot Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: It is the contribution of the French oak which drives the initial aroma adding some crisp woodland notes to the spicy Single Pot Still character. The wine seasoning brings a delicate touch of floral perfume and a hint of ripe berries such as raspberries and strawberries, these are in addition to the orchard fruits typical of Green Spot.

    Taste: The familiar mouth coating effect is a very satisfying balance of oak and spices. Some vanilla sweetness works in harmony with the dry wine influence, while the fresh orchard fruits and French oak combine effortlessly with barley grains to complete the complexity.

    Finish: The rich French oak character is slow to fade leaving the wine and spices of France and Ireland with the last word.

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Fresh apples, warming berry fruit, woody spice, aromas of egg custard and crème brûlée, along with rose petals and nutmeg.

    Palate: Fresh and fruity initially, with refreshing fruity notes of green apple, greengage, melon and soft notes of raspberry, then spicier notes take over – clove and nutmeg.

    Finish: The soft red fruits balance well with the firmer, spicier notes.

    Comment: The 12-24 months this whiskey spent in wine casks is apparent, with the red-berry fruits coming through nicely. Overall, though, this is a solid single pot still Irish whiskey with a good mix of green fruit and rich spice.

10 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    24 September

    Amazing – love the smooth finish and vanilla custard notes. It’s a whiskey to savour and my new favourite.

  • 5
    27 January

    Very interesting and Smooth.

  • 5
    12 January

    Just a follow up review, this bottle is 700ml, not the standard 750ml. Still worth every penny but just something to note...

  • 5
    3 December 2017

    I tasted this at The Whisky of the Year Tasting this year where it was a very deserved winner. The aging in wine casks really shows. It's very different to the standard Green Spot with the red fruits really coming through. A great Christmas Dram.

  • 5
    3 November 2017

    Wow this is delicious. Very smooth. No burn whatsoever. Creamy vanilla with a hint of strawberries in the background. A new favourite.

  • 5
    11 July 2017

    Asked my cousin to pick me up a bottle of Green Spot and she bought this by mistake. And thus started my addiction. Most amazing whiskey I've ever tasted. Has complexity of flavor, amazing color, nice mouth feel, and finishes with the right amount of sweetness. If The Whiskey Exchange ever runs out, another trip to Ireland is not out of the question so I can stock up.

  • 5
    5 July 2017

    My father in law and I have been lucky enough to try many whiskies... This Green Spot is a stunning bottle and for its price, something a little bit magical. It stands up with the Tallamore Dew Cider Cask and Redbreast 21 year old easily, and although it doesn't have the smokiness of your more heavily peated Scottish single malts, we'd both drink this over and over again.

  • 5
    21 December 2016

    This is first class ,I am not a whiskey drinker but I like to sit down with a green spot at the weekend.

  • 2
    20 May 2016

    I was surprised by this and not in a good way. Tastes more like red wine with some whiskey, rather than whiskey with some red wine. Very harsh.

  • 5
    6 October 2015

    If you like Irish single pot still whiskey then trust me, you''re going to love this!