Re: Green Spot Irish Whiskey or ?
I have some 15+ years of experience with Irish whiskies, and I can tell you what. My favorite is Redbreast 12 (15 is rather unstable). The Midleton Very Rare is a subtle old liquid daintly boxed for a present, not for a drink. Tyrconnel 10 used to be a nice guy with a fresh finish (celery!), now it's not. Paddy is an excellent booze, not a drink, if you know what I mean. Power's would be just sweet enough to intrigue a lady inexperienced with whiskies. The Bushmill's range is brutal, with its Blackbush and the Rum Finish to pleasantly stand out. Clontarf appears to be a private experiment, strange and of little importance (except for the Gold label, or whatever they call it). Murphy's can be sometimes taken for an XO cognac, tres bien. The peated Connemara (as any other smoky Irish) is interesting but incomparable by its balance to the peaty Scotch brothers. I would recommend to avoid the industrial stuff like Tullamore Dew and standard Jameson (here I disagree with JM!). Kilbeggan, Inishowen, Knapoggue Castle, Locke's, Millar's and other brands are too irreproducible to talk about..
The Green Spot is distinctively special by its unique ability to be... different. Yes, it is different every time you taste it! It can be mellow, zingy, flowery, fruity, bright, neutral, spicy or even smoky - depending on the season, weather, time of day, day of week and your mood. What is especially good, its bouquet is always complimentary. If you hesitant in choosing the drum late at night, try the Green Spot, and it will make the day. The must in any whisk(e)y library!