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KevinBrinks thread was locked, or I would've just added my question there. I just picked up 5 bottles of Red Spot 15. Only 1-2 are for me. The others are for friends that are huge fans of the stuff. My question is, was this a one time re-release in 18-19 or are there plans for this one to be a recurring release? One of the guys that is getting them as a gift would certainly appreciate the rest of the ones on the shelf if they are going to be a one time release (I do realize the prior history of this label). Thanks for any guidance. 

 

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Don't know that it has been formally stated but my guess is that it will be an onging release just like the Green Spot and Yellow Spot. At 15 years it may not show up as often but I would be surprised if it was one and done.

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15 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Don't know that it has been formally stated but my guess is that it will be an onging release just like the Green Spot and Yellow Spot. At 15 years it may not show up as often but I would be surprised if it was one and done.

This is what I've read in the various pubs, also.  It's a regular line extension - subject to sales velocity, of course.

 

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Thanks fellas..I'll take it down a notch and trust that I'll be able to get it again. Also..some of the reviews say that Redbreast 15 is better overall the the RedSpot. Of course  that's subjective but have any of you tried both? I've got to wait for mine to be muled up to TN. 

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On 7/15/2020 at 10:01 PM, FasterHorses said:

Thanks fellas..I'll take it down a notch and trust that I'll be able to get it again. Also..some of the reviews say that Redbreast 15 is better overall the the RedSpot. Of course  that's subjective but have any of you tried both? I've got to wait for mine to be muled up to TN. 

I have both but not tried them together.


Yet!
 

Kind of surprised haven’t done so. Although barrel management is pretty different between the two.

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2 hours ago, Tony Santana said:

Is this available in the States now?  Would love to get my hands on one.

It was briefly and you may find a bottle around but not sure there has been more released since it first came out.

 

Wine searcher shows it at one store in Massachusetts but that isn’t always reliable.

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I saw it in Miami last year & early this year (Total Wine).  Looks like it is available for pick-up in scattered stores (Miami, FL, Danvers, MA) and on some locations states expected to be in stock in October 2020.  Maybe limited stock led to limited distribution the first time out, but hopefully that is expanded.  

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In the last week or so I've seen a couple of retailers in the UK restock this, so hopefully that means it is still being produced and some are on their way over there!

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Hey, I found a Red Spot.  Haven't opened it yet.  Planning a Green/Yellow/Red side by side this weekend.

 

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17 hours ago, Tony Santana said:

Hey, I found a Red Spot.  Haven't opened it yet.  Planning a Green/Yellow/Red side by side this weekend.

 

We've just had a Blue release... 7 year old cask strength. 

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On 12/11/2020 at 3:00 PM, beasled said:

We've just had a Blue release... 7 year old cask strength. 

Indeed! But sadly no telling when it might cross the pond.

 

If Blue Spot is seven years with ex bourbon, sherry and Madeira finishing it will be interesting to see how it compares to the current Green Spot which is not age stated but generally alleged to be 7-10 years old with ex-bourbon and sherry cask finishing (traditionally the original Green Spot was an age stated 10 year old). I wonder if they will eventually push it back up to a 10 year age stated whiskey again now that Blue spot has been released.  

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6 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Indeed! But sadly no telling when it might cross the pond.

 

If Blue Spot is seven years with ex bourbon, sherry and Madeira finishing it will be interesting to see how it compares to the current Green Spot which is not age stated but generally alleged to be 7-10 years old with ex-bourbon and sherry cask finishing (traditionally the original Green Spot was an age stated 10 year old). I wonder if they will eventually push it back up to a 10 year age stated whiskey again now that Blue spot has been released.  

 

Some have suggested the reintroduction of the Blue will push the price of the Yellow up, as at the moment they are about the same here. Which would be a shame. Would be nice to an age on the Green.

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Blue and yellow spot at the same price seems a bit excessive, not to mention highly disappointing. Yellow currently seems to be priced reasonably. Blue should be less although I accept it might not be because prices are generally stupid and getting worse.

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2021 Update!  Prices in the Beantown area are Green Spot ($61.99), Yellow Spot ($99.99), Blue Spot ($109.99), and Red Spot ($129.99) OTD.  Yeah, we have some Irish whiskey around here - go figure!   🤣

 

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