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The Spot household shines brighter than ever with a limited-edition whiskey honouring the colorful 135-year legacy of wine & spirits retailers, Mitchell & Son  

Irish Distillers, makers of a few of the world’s most loved whiskeys, along with the Mitchell household are marking 135 years of whiskey bonding among the many Mitchell household, considered one of Eire’s final remaining wine retailers, by crafting a celebratory vibrant Spot launch, Gold Spot Single Pot Nonetheless Irish Whiskey.   

This limited-edition expression pays tribute to the colorful historical past of the Mitchell’s whiskey bonding enterprise which commenced in 1887 when the bonders despatched empty wine and fortified wine casks to the native Jameson Distillery, in Bow Avenue, to be full of new single pot nonetheless spirit for maturation in its underground cellars. As soon as stuffed, the fortified wine casks can be marked with a daub or ‘spot’ of colored paint, to find out the age potential with Blue Spot, Inexperienced Spot, Yellow Spot and Purple Spot, respectively indicating the 7, 10, 12 and 15 years of the celebrated expression throughout the Spot vary. 

The color gold symbolises high quality, status, specialness and celebration and so the Mitchells selected this color to indicate their enduring relationship with whiskey bonding over seven generations and 135 years.  This particular launch commemorates the previous and nods to the way forward for whiskey innovation by embodying the unmistakable qualities of single pot nonetheless Irish whiskey. 

Matured for no less than 9 years, the expression builds on the inspiration of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, typical of the Spot whiskey fashion, and is married along with a singular proportion of hand chosen Bordeaux wine casks and port pipes. The inclusion of port casks – sourced from Irish Distillers’ long-established companions in Portugal’s Douro Valley– is a primary for a contemporary iteration of Spot whiskey. 

Working in collaboration with the Mitchells, the crew at Midleton Distillery was impressed by archive paperwork relationship again to the late 1800s displaying vital portions of port casks imported into Eire which, as soon as emptied, would have been used to mature whiskey. The mixture of the 4 completely different cask sorts imparts distinctive flavours of vibrant fruits enhanced by delicate oak tannins and wooden spices, with the port wine-driven cask inclusion including a further layer of complexity and character, alongside a style of historical past. 

Katherine Condon, Distiller at Irish Distillers, feedback: “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with the famend Mitchell household as they took us on a journey via the wealthy historical past of their enterprise, handed down via seven generations.  

“Gold Spot actually is a liquid time capsule with the wine-driven casks treading a ravishing steadiness of custom and innovation and marking their 135-year historical past of whiskey bonding in Eire. We 

cherish these alternatives to collaborate with the Mitchell household and look ahead to welcoming much more whiskey followers to style a bit of whiskey historical past throughout the Spot household.”  

Jonathan Mitchell, Managing Director at Mitchell & Son, provides: “Because the oldest household run wine and spirits retailers in Eire, we’re delighted to proceed the legacy of the Spot household, and our household’s historic position in Dublin’s whiskey bonding period. 

“It has been fascinating to as soon as once more collaborate with Katherine Condon and the proficient crew at Midleton to rejoice the colorful story of our household enterprise, utilising casks that may have been initially launched to Irish whiskey within the late 1800s. We’re excited to see what the longer term holds for this excellent household of whiskeys.” 

Unveiled at Whiskey Reside Dublin, the non-chill filtered launch is bottled at 51.4% ABV or 102.8 Proof – a reference to historic strategies of measuring alcohol content material as famous within the Mitchell’s archive. The whiskey can be out there on-line from from 12pm Irish Time and at Whiskey Reside Dublin on the tenth of June and from Mitchell & Son shops and all established retailers from Tuesday, 14th of June on the RRP of €120.  It is going to be that can be purchased in Eire, France, the UK and World Journey Retail, and the USA from mid-July. 

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