Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750 mL)
A 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Rather than being simply a ‘finished’ whiskey, Yellow Spot contains whiskey matured for a full 12 year period in three oak cask types: American bourbon barrels, Spanish sherry butts, and uniquely, Spanish Malaga casks. The influence of the Malaga cask brings an exotic sweet note to the whiskey.
Within the Single Pot Still genre of Irish whiskey you will find the idiosyncratic range of Spot Whiskeys. This family of Whiskeys find their roots in one of Ireland’s last remaining Wine Merchants and Whiskey Bonders, Mitchell & Son Ltd. Back in the days when distilleries would sell their new make spirit to bonders who matured them in wine and fortified wine casks, Mitchell & Son developed a reputation for creating some of the finest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be found in the capital. They matured their whiskey in casks under the streets of Dublin in a network of underground cellars. When the fortified wine casks were filled (exclusively with Jameson from Bow St. Distillery) and brought back to Mitchells, they were marked with a daub or ‘spot’ of paint which identified how long they would be matured for. Blue for 7 years, Green for 10 years, Yellow for 12 years and Red for 15 years - hence the name Spot Whiskey.
- Nose: Mown hay and cracked black pepper. Red bell peppers, nutmeg, olive oil and green tea. Sweet honey and peaches from the Malaga casks.
- Palate: Honey sweetness with pot still spices. Flavors of fresh coffee, creamy milk chocolate and crème brûlée.
- Finish: Sophisticated and complex. Sweetness throughout, with a mix of red grape and dry barley upon exit.