Published: 17th March 2023

Limited Edition Green Spot Quails’ Gate

Irish Distillers, makers of Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, has partnered with Quails’ Gate winery in Canada to introduce the third, limited-edition instalment in the Green Spot Wine Geese Series, Green Spot Quails’ Gate.

Finished in Pinot Noir casks for over twelve months, Green Spot Quails’ Gate represents two stories of Irish endeavour from the two Irish families who inspired this special edition whiskey.

For whiskey and wine lovers alike, Green Spot Quails’ Gate adds a wonderful wine twist on the exceptional single pot still whiskey for a unique and vibrant flavour.

Green Spot Quails Gate Whiskey on top of a barrel with fairy lights and an alleyway in the background

Initially matured in American oak and ex-Sherry casks, Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was then finished for over twelve months in Pinot Noir casks from Quails’ Gate to impart a red wine bouquet to the nose, with notes of ripe cherry and juicy raspberries, while the residual soft tannins from the red wine give a silky sweet texture to the palate with notes of dried cranberries that work in harmony with Green Spot’s signature tastes of red apple, sweet pear, vanilla and nutmeg. The result is a unique and vibrant flavour that will leave consumers dreaming of the shimmering blues of the Okanagan Lake and the green fields of Ireland.

In partnering with Quails’ Gate, we are celebrating Ireland’s historic contribution to the wine world by representing two stories of Irish endeavour from the two Irish families that are the inspiration behind this special edition whiskey.

Green Spot Quails Gate sitting in front of water with trees at the far side of the water

Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was originally produced exclusively for the Mitchell family who commenced trading in 1805 in the heart of Dublin. From 1887, they commenced their whiskey bonding business whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks to the local Jameson Distillery to be filled with new single pot still spirit for maturation in the Mitchell’s cellar warehouse. The wine influence added an exciting new dimension to this whiskey already renowned for its excellent quality, and it was at this point that Mitchell & Son developed a reputation for creating some of the finest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be found in the Irish capital.

Meanwhile, located on the shore of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada, Quails’ Gate Winery was founded by the Stewart family in 1908 after Richard Stewart Sr immigrated to Canada from Kildare, Ireland. Today, they produce some of Canada’s finest wines, including their award-winning Family Reserve Pinot Noir. This partnership serves as an homage to our joint Irish heritage.

A hand crushing grapes into a glass being held by another hand with a vineyard setting in the background

Nose: Vibrant oak fused with notes of ripe cherry and fresh, juicy raspberry, elevated by the wine seasoning. These aromas are in balance with Green Spot’s signature orchard fruits of apple and sweet pear. The earthy, woodland spices lend themselves to the deep and complex characteristics found interwoven amongst the sweet vanilla and red wine bouquet.

Taste: It begins with a silky and sweet mouthcoating texture, with the wine’s soft tannins gradually showing their presence. Notes of dried cranberries and red apple follow, adding to the ever-expanding array of fruits in this wonderfully complex whiskey. Clove spice and grated nutmeg work in balance with the succulent fruits, seasoned oak and crisp barley.

Finish: The toasted wood and pot still spices gently fade, with the fruits and red wine seasoning taking the final bow.

Green Spot Quails Gate on top of a mountain

Green Spot Quails’ Gate will be released from March 2023 in limited quantities in the US, Canada, Ireland, France, UK and Global Travel Retail.

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