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Gold Spot 9yr 135th Anniversary Irish Whiskey

  • Distiller:

    Midleton

  • Bottler:

    Spot

  • ABV:

    51.4%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, despite the modest age statement, this release is a winner through and through with tons of character, balance and complexity. Few things can prove age is just a number this effectively, as Gold Spot's release is a fitting anniversary bottling, rich with flavor and complexity. If you see one in your travels, you best pick it up.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Amongst the whiskey
  • Excerpt: This pour does well to honor tradition in the Irish whiskey space & delivers an exceptionally well crafted dram without the need to feel like they had to shoot for something remarkable or different than what already exists.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Midleton and matured in a blend of of Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Butts, Bordeaux Wine Casks and Port Pipes, this is the 2022 release of Mitchell & Sons in the Spot whiskey brand. It's bottled at 51.4% ABV with no coloring or filtering. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Intensely sweet and enticing, it's full of rich custard, butter cream, confectioners sugar, creme brulee and a touch of coconut and orange peel. Rich and buttery, light on tannic, heavy on dessert.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate, this is proofed very nicely. Syrupy texture, it's silky with plenty going on. Honey, berries, cherry and orange peel meet coconut, vanilla cream and a rich, tannic spice to balance out the sweets. Lightly nutty, primarily almond, it's complex and easy to drink and enjoy at 51.4% ABV.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, rich and leaning a touch spicier. Honey and coconut persist with a touch of red berries and blackberry persisting through the finish.

  • Overall:

    Overall, despite the modest age statement, this release is a winner through and through with tons of character, balance and complexity. Few things can prove age is just a number this effectively, as Gold Spot's release is a fitting anniversary bottling, rich with flavor and complexity. If you see one in your travels, you best pick it up.

  • Score:

    8

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  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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