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Yellow Spot 12 Year Old

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SKU: 2020HDMA20234 Category: ABV: 46%Bottle Size: 700mlBrands: Mitchell and SonDrink or Keep: Drinker


This is the second addition to the ‘Spot’ range of Irish whiskeys, which contains the famous Spot Pot Still Whiskey.  The Yellow Spot, the name was derived from Mitchell’s practice of marking their maturing casks of whiskey with a mark or daub of coloured paint to determine the ageing potential of the whiskey.   Blue Spot was an 8-year-old, Green Spot a 10 year,  Yellow Spot a 12-year-old and finally Red Spot was a 15-year-old.

The Yellow Spot is a single pot still Irish whiskey which has been matured in three types of cask: American Bourbon cask, Spanish Sherry butts and Spanish Malaga casks for a sweeter flavour.  This additional wine influence adds a bit of complexity and sweetness not found in Green Spot; giving it additional dimension and complexity.

Tasting Notes

Nose: There are masses of fleshy stone fruit on the nose, especially peach and apricot with hints of sherried dried fruit and Bourbon cask vanilla.

Palate: The palate is equally fruity with a substantial body and a velvety texture.

Finish: The finish is long and sweet with notes of marzipan and dried apricots.

Overall: This is very different from the Green Spot we all know and love with a delicious sweetness to it and a firmer body.

Awards for Yellow Spot 12 Year Old

  • Gold-Irish Whiskey – 2014 Wizards of Whisky Awards
  • Gold Outstanding-Irish Whiskey – Single Pot Still – 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Gold-Irish Single Pot Still – Super-Premium – 2020 The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
  • Gold-Irish Single Pot Still – Super-Premium – 2019 The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
  • Gold-Irish Single Pot Still – 2013 The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
  • Bronze-Irish Pot Still Whiskey 12 Years and Under – 2014 World Whiskies Awards
  • Bronze-Premium – 2013 Malt Maniacs Awards
  • Silver-Irish Whiskey – Single Pot Still – 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition

What some of our whiskey enthusiast friends have said about Yellow Spot 12

Quote 1 “I told my wife that I love Green Spot, but I haven’t tried Yellow Spot, so she bought me a bottle for my birthday. I love the hint of sweet vanilla and toffee, the mild aroma, and smoothness that is typical in pot still Irish whiskey. I bought a second bottle. I like it as much as Redbreast 12, Midleton Rare, and possibly Powers JL 12. However, each has it’s own unique taste, so it is hard to compare.”

Quote 2 “This is a top quality pot still and a consistent Top 10 Irish Whiskey. Smooth, mellow, sophisticated, easy to drink and easy to savour – totally delicious. A “must have” in your cabinet at all times. ”

Quote 3 “This is my favourite Irish whisky with banana vanilla toffee flavours and bright zesty cut grass nose”

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