Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

Red Spot Whiskey Has Returned after 50 Years Out of Production

by The Drink Nation on Nov 26, 2018 in Liquor

After 50 years out of production, Red Spot Whiskey has returned to join the Spot Whiskeys family once again, thanks to a few assists from other Irish distillers and producers, according to The Manual.

Joining Green Spot and Yellow Spot, which made their debuts in the past couple of decades, Red Spot was revived in a partnership between by Irish Distillers and Mitchell & Son, the latter of which is an old family name who made their way into the Irish whiskey scene in 1887. With a background as wine merchants, they were perfectly suited to age whiskeys, and rather than cut corners like many other merchants, they decided to focus on maturation. With the help of the nearby Jameson distillery, they sent their barrels there to be aged, and each age was marked with a different spot to represent how long it had been in the barrel — green for 10, yellow for 12, and 15 for red.

However, since Mitchell & Son is no longer producing whiskey, another Irish distillery stepped in to help: Midleton, which also produces Jameson. Using the original Mitchell & Son recipe, Midleton makes a triple-distilled, single-pot Irish whiskey, and then matures it in a combination of casks, which include marsala, sherry, and bourbon varieties, which ends up creating a sweet, spicy whiskey at 46% ABV.

The bottle retails for €115 in Ireland but will arrive in the United States in 2019, so unless you find yourself across the pond before then, start saving now for its January release.

Photo via Spot Whiskeys on Facebook

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Cocktails to Go in Bars & Restaurants Legalized in PA During Lockdown: Here's Where to Get Them in Philadelphia

Cocktails to Go in Bars & Restaurants Legalized in PA During Lockdown: Here's Where to Get Them in Philadelphia

Bars & restaurants in PA can now sell cocktails-to-go. Here's where to find them in Philadelphia...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 21, 2020
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
Relief for the Bar, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industry in Philadelphia

Relief for the Bar, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industry in Philadelphia

Right now the hospitality industry is—to put it lightly—struggling. We created a resource directory for an...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 20, 2020
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Bars and restaurants are officially closed (and offering take-out and delivery only), so your favorite bartend...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 18, 2020
Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

At this NOLA-style event benefiting Career Wardrobe, you'll be able to sample unique Sazerac-inspired cocktail...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 20, 2020
Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party is back, and this year, it's sure to be bigger and better than eve...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 4, 2020
Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

If you're a frequent Negroni drinker, always order Wild Turkey Bourbon in your old fashioneds, or prefer your ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 9, 2020
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
Behind the Bar: Liana Oster of Dante

Behind the Bar: Liana Oster of Dante

For this exciting installment of Behind the Bar, we had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Liana Oster, the head bartender at Dante in New Yo...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 7, 2020
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close