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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Green Spot: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key

Green Spot Irish Whiskey
Green Spot Irish Whiskey
Green Spot Irish Whiskey ($12 at Lock & Key) boasted one of the most wide ranging scores in quite some time. Scoring from the low 50s to the low 80s, the average score rounded out to just over 70 points on the Bite and Booze Whisk(e)y Wednesday metrics (more info on that below, if you're interested). The nose on the single pot still Irish whiskey presents a bouquet of faint Apple Jacks. There's perhaps an aroma of honey as well, but it is hard to get too much of any smell even from a deep inhale. The flavor is well nuanced with floral tones and fruit from the apple and pear family. It is smooth, delicate, warming, and approachable, just as a proper Irish whiskey should be. The whiskey remains soft, dancing on your tongue but never digging its heels in. It finishes low and slow with subtle hints of honey and spice. I definitely recommend Green Spot as an Irish Whiskey worth trying, and fortunately you can find it around Louisiana now at your best whiskey bars and stores. Slainte!


Green Spot Irish Whiskey
Average Score: 70.75


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by the Lock & Key Whiskey Bar. Lock & Key has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys available for on premise consumption. This WW feature was scored by Jay Ducote from Bite and Booze, Arthur Lauck from Lock & Key, Charlies Pierce, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y (though not undrinkable) while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 80 is rather extraordinary and anything above 90 is world class.