Green Spot Quails' Gate Irish Whiskey
Green Spot Quails' Gate is the third edition in the Wine Geese series. Matured in American oak and ex-sherry casks, the liquid was then finished for 16 months in Pinot Noir casks to impart a delicate red wine bouquet to the nose, with notes of ripe cherry and juicy raspberries.
“This collaboration is an exciting blend of two worlds, uniting the rich history of whiskey making and the innovation of winemaking. Together, we have created a whiskey that is the culmination of our combined expertise and passion, a true reflection of the creative energy and artistry that comes from two traditions coming together,” Rowan Stewart, Assistant Winemaker, Quails’ Gate Winery, and third-generation Stewart family.
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.
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.
The toasted wood and pot still spices gently fade, with the fruits and red wine seasoning taking the final bow.