About Mitchell & Sons:
Green Spot was originally produced exclusively for the Mitchell family who, commenced trading in 1805 on 10 Grafton St. in the heart of Dublin city as purveyors of fine wines and confectionary. Four generations later, the company is still in the wine and spirits business, under the stewardship of Jonathan Mitchell and his son Robert. The Mitchell family expanded into whiskey bonding in 1887, whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks via horse and cart to the local Jameson Distillery, which were then filled and returned to the Mitchell’s cellar warehouse. There, the whiskeys matured for many years under bond until they were ready to be bottled and sold.
The Green Spot name originated from the Mitchell family’s practice of marking casks of different ages with a daub of coloured paint. There was a ‘Blue Spot’, ‘Red Spot’ and even a ‘Yellow Spot’, but Green Spot emerged as their most popular whiskey and is one of the few “whiskey bonder brands” to survive to modern day.
Green Spot Château Léoville Barton is the latest edition to the Spot whiskey family. This whiskey represents the coming together of two historic families, two stories of Irish endeavour and enterprise who together are the inspiration for this special edition whiskey. Initially matured in traditional sherry and bourbon casks, Green Spot Château Léoville Barton was then finished in French oak wine casks, adding an exciting new dimension to this Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey already renowned for its excellent quality. Celebrating an Irish heritage, the collaboration between Green Spot and Château Léoville Barton is not just the coming together of two unique stories, it is the fusion of two unique histories that as one deliver an exceptional whiskey.
Greenspot will be offering a sampling of Green Spot, Yellow Spot 12yo, Green Spot Chateau Léoville-Barton Cask, New Spot Whiskey launching 12th October.