Blue Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey Makes its Return


March 10, 2021

Blue Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey is reuniting with the Spots whiskey range.

Irish Distillers again joined forces with the Mitchell family for its reimagined Blue Spot Irish whiskey by paying homage to the bonding tradition from which it was created. The most recent Blue Spot release dates back to 1964, so the release means the end a 57-year hiatus.

The story of Spot Irish whiskey range began in the early 1900s when celebrated wine and spirits merchants, Mitchell & Son, began maturing whiskey from the local Jameson Distillery in their underground cellars in Dublin City Centre. Blue Spot takes its name from the blue daubs or ‘spots’ of paint that the Mitchells used to mark the barrels to signify that the whiskey in those casks were to be matured for a minimum of seven years.

The team at Irish Distillers’ Midleton Distillery have been sourcing Madeira wine-seasoned casks for over 20 years, and these casks are used to finish the pot still distillate. The 7-year whiskey is then married with whiskeys from ex-bourbon and sherry casks, and the resulting blend bottled at cask strength.

Blue Spot has an ABV of 58.7% and SRP of $85 and is now available in select markets nationwide.