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Green Spot Chateau Montelena Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (700ml)

$125. 00 Bottle
$1500.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%
An Irish whiskey with a Zinfandel wine cask finish.
Green Spot launched a range of wood finishes in 2015 with a whisky part matured in x Chateau Leoville Barton barrels (ex-Bordeaux barrels from the namesake winery). Here’s another: Green Spot Chateau Montelena brings together Irish traditions from both County Cork and the Napa Valley of California. An Irishman by the name of Barrett purchased the struggling Chateau Montelena winery in the 1970s, hence the association. Distilled from malted and unmalted barley, it's composed of whiskeys that are 7 to 10 years old, aged an additional twelve months in French oak Zinfandel casks from Chateau Montelena.

Other reviews… From Calistoga, California to County Cork, this zinfandel-finished whiskey has bramble, damson jam, red apple, and glacé cherry, with cake mix, flaked almonds, and a steel-tipped edge of spice. Red apple, lemon peel, pithy orange, and crunchy red apple, teasing spice, with just a suggestion of mint mingled into the dry, spicy finish. First Saint-Julien, then Napa; where will Green Spot take our taste buds next?
91 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Spring 2018)