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:
 
Northern Liberties' 2nd Street Festival is Celebrating Its 11th Year, August 4

Northern Liberties' 2nd Street Festival is Celebrating Its 11th Year, August 4

Northern Liberties' annual 2nd Street Festival will return for its 11th year on Sunday, August 4 and will span...read more ›

by Drink Philly Aug 2, 2019
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
SPONSORED
Join Us for the 4th Annual Drink Philly Summer Cocktail Social, August 21

Join Us for the 4th Annual Drink Philly Summer Cocktail Social, August 21

After an amazing three years, Drink Philly and Diageo are joining forces to host the fourth annual Summer Cock...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jul 31, 2019
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
The Second Annual Wands & Whiskey Cocktail Competition Will Raise Money for PAWS at Cherry Street Pier, July 30

The Second Annual Wands & Whiskey Cocktail Competition Will Raise Money for PAWS at Cherry Street Pier, July 30

On Tuesday, July 30 from 7 PM - 10 PM at Cherry Street Pier, have a magical evening at the second annual Wands...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jul 27, 2019
Independence Seaport Museum After Hours Lets You Drink While Exploring the Museum with Waterfront Views

Independence Seaport Museum After Hours Lets You Drink While Exploring the Museum with Waterfront Views

There's a new place to drink on the Delaware Waterfront - the Independence Seaport Museum has opened a new bar...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jul 24, 2019
Using Peas to Make Gin Might Lead to More Environmentally Friendly Spirits, Studies Show

Using Peas to Make Gin Might Lead to More Environmentally Friendly Spirits, Studies Show

Scientists may have discovered a more environmentally friendly way to make one of the world's most popular spi...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jul 23, 2019
Behind the Bar: Kevin Castro-Villalba of Parc

Behind the Bar: Kevin Castro-Villalba of Parc

This time on Behind the Bar, we talked to Kevin Castro-Villalba of Parc, Stephen Starr's perpetually busy Parisian bistro right on Rittenhouse Square....read more ›

by Drink Philly Jul 16, 2019
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
SPONSORED
View all Articles

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

Close