I received a bottle of Green Spot as a gift a few years ago from a good friend of mine. He knows how much I enjoy Stranahan's and thought this whiskey would be a great bottle to add to my collection, and he was right. At the time when I received this bottle, Green Spot was just being brought into the United States along with Yellow Spot, which I was able to get my hands on too. Now it seems that Green and Yellow Spots are more readily available. I have seen from some of the research that I have done that red and blue spot may be coming back, but I am not sure if they will make it to the US market. Definitely worth keeping your eye out for them.
The nose on this whiskey is of vanilla, toasted wood and of the fruit blossoms that as a child would bloom in the fruit orchards in Phoenix. Yes, believe it or not fruit trees do grow in a desert. The taste is silky smooth and warms the tongue towards the end. Butter, baking spices and a mild green apple is what I think of while tasting this spirit. I think that this spirit would be best served with a warm slice of apple pie or peach cobbler. Other great Irish whiskeys to lookout for are Readbreast, Powers and Midleton (I know I will be).