So the Green Spot went on sale and I'd been wanting to try it. This is my first attempt at posting tasting notes, so cut me some slack you guys.
Ok. My first impression was that it reminded me of Evan Williams 12 with smoke. There is the same sweet smell of bourbon, and the taste was similar but in addition to the smoke there were undertones of...menthol? mint? It also has an oily finish.
I admit on my initial taste, I was a little surprised at the sweetness, but after having a few drinks, I think this is a fine whiskey, but it will take me a little while to get to "know it".
In addition, I think it will open up bourbon for me too. I liked the Evan Williams 12, but it was not what I was expecting. I must admit that I prefer whisky to whiskey and bourbon but I'm trying to expand my horizons. I think this might be the perfect bridge.
I was wondering if anyone else thought that Green Spot has more in common with bourbon than whisky?
Ok. Cheers you guys.