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:
 
Behind the Bar: Bartender Barry (Johnson)

Behind the Bar: Bartender Barry (Johnson)

In this installment of Behind the Bar, we sit down with Barry Johnson, better known as "Bartender Barry" of Instagram and as cocktail catering special...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 9, 2022
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
Victory Brewing's New Philadelphia Location on the Parkway Now Open

Victory Brewing's New Philadelphia Location on the Parkway Now Open

Victory Brewing Co just launched their newest venture right in the heart of Philadelphia, making the former TG...read more ›

by Drink Philly Oct 26, 2021
SPONSORED
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
Philly Cider Week Returns This Year, October 26-31

Philly Cider Week Returns This Year, October 26-31

Cider fans rejoice because after taking a hiatus last year, Philly Cider Week is back for it's third year....read more ›

by Drink Philly Oct 14, 2021
 Victory's New Philadelphia Brewery on the Parkway to Open this Fall

Victory's New Philadelphia Brewery on the Parkway to Open this Fall

Victory Brewing Co. is opening its first Philadelphia taproom and brewery in the heart of Center City at 1776 ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Oct 12, 2021
Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party, July 1

Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party, July 1

Party on a yacht down the Delaware River in style with a three hour open bar, a dinner buffet, and a live DJ all included with your ticket....read more ›

by Drink Philly Jun 4, 2021
Local Winery Spotlight: Vox Vineti Wines

Local Winery Spotlight: Vox Vineti Wines

Ed Lazzerini says his goal is clear - to make world class wine in Pennsylvania. From the taste of it, he is well on his way. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 21, 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
The History of The Boulevardier Cocktail - and How You Can Make it at Home

The History of The Boulevardier Cocktail - and How You Can Make it at Home

In this history segment, we take a closer look at a classic cocktail: The Boulevardier....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 2, 2020
SPONSORED
View all Articles

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

Close