Blue Spot Whiskey is a very rare Irish whiskey that’s only available in one place on the planet. This small batch whiskey has been distilled in Cooley Distillery since 1784, and it’s still made there today. The term “spot” refers to the process of adding sugar while the drink is still maturing in barrels. The result is a sweet and smooth flavor with hints of vanilla and fruit notes. This unique spirit can only be purchased at Cooley Distillery itself, but where else would you want to enjoy your first sip of Blue Spot?
What is Blue Spot Whiskey?
Blue Spot Whiskey is a single grain whiskey, which means it’s made from 100% malted barley. It’s triple distilled and aged in American oak barrels for at least two years. It has a smooth, sweet taste with notes of caramel and vanilla.
Blue Spot Whiskey can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks; however, if you want to add some flavor to your drink, try mixing it with ginger ale or cola (or any other soda).
The History of the Blue Spot Brand
The Blue Spot brand was created in the early 1800s, but it didn’t make its way to America until Prohibition. During this time, people flocked to Ireland’s Blue Spot Whiskey because it was one of the few whiskeys that could be legally imported into America.
The brand was discontinued for a period of time before being revived in 2010 by Diageo–the same company that makes Guinness–and relaunched on American soil with all new packaging and bottles. The new packaging features a blue spot right at the center of each bottle so that you can easily identify which one is yours!
The Different Types of Blue Spot Whiskey
Blue Spot Whiskey is made from three different types of whiskey. The first, and most well-known, is Blue Spot Single Malt Whiskey. This type of whisky uses only malted barley as its base ingredient and has been aged in American oak casks for at least three years. It’s fruity with hints of vanilla and honey that make it smooth enough to sip on its own or mixed into cocktails like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan–just make sure you don’t dilute it too much!
The second kind of Blue Spot Whiskey is called “blue spot single grain.” This type also uses only malted barley but also contains corn and rye grains in addition to the traditional malt mashbill (or recipe). These grains give this particular blend more flavors than just those found in most other Scotches: think caramelized sugars along with citrusy notes from orange peel used during fermentation. If you want something light yet flavorful enough for sipping neat after dinner without being overpowered by spices or peat smoke from Islay whiskies then this might just be what your palate needs…but don’t take our word for it; try it out yourself!
Finally there’s what some people refer to simply as “Blue Label”–a blended variety including many different types of whiskeys which have been aged between two months up until six years depending upon availability at any given point throughout history since 1820s when William Grant first began bottling his own blends under this nameplate before becoming known worldwide today as one among many high quality producers making fantastic blends based upon tradition rather than experimentation alone.”
What’s so Special About the Spirit?
Blue Spot Whiskey is made from a blend of corn, malted barley and aged for at least four years in oak barrels. It’s bottled at 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume).
While most whiskies on the market today are typically distilled three times, Blue Spot is distilled only twice to ensure its purity. As for what makes it so special: Well, that’s easy! In addition to being one of the few distilleries in Scotland that still uses traditional methods when making their spirits–and not just because they’re old-fashioned–they also use an ancient process called “non chill filtering” when they filter out any impurities before bottling their product. This means no artificial flavors or colors are added after distillation; instead you get all 100% authentic whisky flavor when you sip on this rare gem!
Where to Buy Blue Spot Whiskey
If you’re interested in trying buy blue spot whiskey in the UK, you can purchase it online. It’s also available at some specialty stores and bars.
This rare Irish whiskey has a lot to offer.
This rare Irish whiskey has a lot to offer. It’s a smooth, easy-to-drink blend that’s perfect for sipping on its own or as an addition to your favorite cocktails. You can find it in New York City at the Blue Bottle Coffee Shop and Bar, or you can order it online (it ships nationwide!).
The fact that this whiskey is so unique makes it the perfect gift for anyone who loves whiskey–and trust me: they will love this special blend!
We hope you’re as excited about this whiskey as we are. It’s a rare find in the world of whisky, and it has so much to offer. If you want to try some Blue Spot Whiskey for yourself, we recommend checking out our list of retailers before heading out on your next trip.