WHISKEY DREAMS – Green Spot

I have seen rave reviews about Green Spot and even had people tell me it is better than Redbreast. This of course made me want to try Green Spot because quite frankly, Redbreast is the absolute top of my list right now (4/5/2020).

You can tell that I did enjoy Green Spot, but for the record, I had a friend stop by, and I think he liked it more than me. Thankfully he lives within walking distance and I didn’t have to take his keys after he drank a few drams.

If you examine the Green Spot bottle you will notice that it doesn’t bear an age statement. That’s because this is a blended whiskey that contains multiple other whiskeys between seven and 10 years old aged in both sherry and bourbon casks.

Clearly, I enjoyed Green Spot, and if I can find a bottle at a reasonable price, I will buy it again. For me, this was a good ten points below Redbreast. It is good, but after just reviewing Redbreast, it is clear this isn’t on par with that 12 year old Irish Whiskey. I thoroughly enjoyed this Green Spot, and I do plan on keeping a bottle on hand when I can find it at the right price, which is why it earned a 86/100.

Pros

  • A nice mixture of sweet fruits and green apple that turn to spice in a pleasant way.
  • Well constructed cinnamon and spice on the nose and palate.
  • Nearly perfectly balanced.
  • The opening is sweet, crisp, and fills your mouth with green apples and spice.

Cons:

  • I’ve seen this at the store for more than Redbreast. If there were $10 dollars cheaper it would be a great alternative to Redbreast, but if its more, well, I’m waiting to buy another bottle.
  • While this Irish Whiskey opens so well, but it closes on a slightly tannic, acid, note that is a little unexpected after the sweet, well balanced opening.
BottleScorePrice
Redbreast 12 Year96$80 / 750ml
Jameson Distiller's Safe95$65 / 750ml
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon94$45 / 750ml
Booker's "Sip Awhile" 2017-493$80 / 750ml
Knappogue Castle 14 Year92$68 / 750ml
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Knappognue Castle 12 Year87$55 / 750ml
Tyrconnel Single Malt87$49 / 750ml
Green Spot86$75/ 750ml
Tin Cup85$30 / 750ml
Kilbeggan Traditional Irish Whiskey84$30 / 750ml
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition83$50 / 750ml
Jameson Blender's Dog82$67 / 750ml
Jameson Black Barrel81$39 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Don Julio 194280$160 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Manhattan - Four Roses Small Batch76$30 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Manhattan Legent75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Stillhouse Black Bourbon73$20 / 750ml
Legent72$35 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Redbreast Lustau 12 Year Old70$80/ 750ml
Manhattan Dogfish Head Alternate Takes69$55/ 750ml
Tullamore Dew Crock69$40 / 750ml
Manhattan Knob Creek Small Batch69$30 / 750ml
Manhattan - Bulleit Bourbon69$28 / 750ml
Bird Dog Kentucky Bourbon68$22 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Manhattan - Elija Craig Small Batch66$27 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Quiet Man Traditional65$40 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Tullamore Dew63$25 / 750ml
Bushmills Irish Whiskey62$31 / 750ml
Writers Tears61$35 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Old Grand-Dad 11459$30 / 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Bulleit Bourbon56$28 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
The Sexton54$40 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Knob Creek Small Batch49$30 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Teeling Single Malt43$65 / 750ml
GlenGoyne 12 Year42$75/ 750ml
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes41$55/ 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Rowan's Creek39$30 / 750ml
Hudson Whiskey Baby Bourbon38$50 / 750ml
Manhattan - American XXX Born35$26 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Breaker29$60 / 750ml
Pure Kentucky28$40 / 750ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml
Balvenie Caribbean Cask2$90 / 750ml
American XXX Born - Bourbon Whiskey1$26 / 750ml

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