3 Pot Still Whiskies to Try
Whiskey That Deserves A Good Whiskey Glass
The Irish Pot Still whiskey style is regarded as the world leader by TheWhiskeyRecord team. Nothing else quite matches the deep, warm, spicy and fruity elements of a good pot still.
We taste them all, if an Irish Pot Still is released we get our hands on at least a single measure!
With the cold bite of winter lingering what better to warm yourself than with a fine pot still. Here are three budget friendly options for you to try!
Drumshanbo Pot Still
Perhaps better known for their superb Drumshanbo Gun Powder Irish Gin, their debut whiskey is a triple distilled Single Pot Still with a mash bill of malted Irish barley, un-malted Irish barley and Irish Barra oats matured in a combination of Kentucky Bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry casks.
Unlike some new players on the Irish whiskey scene this limited expression is drawn from their first ever cask distilled at their Leitrim base. This little beauty was left to age at the end of 2014 and has hit the market to wide acclaim. Keep an eye out for the incredible rich flavours of pot spice, dried fruits and figgy pudding.
Writer’s Tears Copper Pot
The tall and slender bottle makes the Writer's Tears range stand out on any shelf. Technically a blend of pot still whiskey and malt whiskey the Copper Pot is a wonderful chewy number. A soft, sweet and easy drinking dram.
Tasting using our Whiskey Tasting Glass we detected gentle spices, hints of ginger and butterscotch over wood. The finish is balanced and elegant with sweet and nutty tones to the fore
Mitchell & Son’s Green Spot
Green Spot is a 100% pure pot still whiskey that can trace its roots to the early 1900s, when Jamesons sold whiskey to wine merchants Mitchell & Son. In those days it was common practice for wine merchants and publicans to bottle their own whiskey but sell it under the distiller's brand name. Green Spot became as famous as Jameson itself and it is one of just a few old merchant brands that is still available.
The revived Green Spot is a treat for any whiskey drinker which sometimes gives a sweet-honey feel more associated with Perthshire malts from Scotland. But the pot still is confident enough to confirm this as Irish with a maturity greater than the age of the whiskey used.