Yellow Spot Single Pot Stilled 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey
In 1805, the Mitchell merchant family commenced trading on 10 Grafton street, in the heart of Dublin city as purveyors of confectionary, wines and fortified wines. In 1887, the entrepreneurial family expanded into the whiskey bonding business, whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks via horse and cart to the local Jameson Distillery. These were filled and returned to the Mitchell’s cellar warehouse on Fitzwilliam lane. There, beneath the cobbled streets, the whiskey matured for many years until they were ready to be bottled and sold. The Mitchell’s sold a range of whiskeys under their “spot” brand name. This rather peculiar name originated from their practice of marking casks of different ages with a daub or spot of colluded paint. There was a blue spot, red spot and even a yellow spot, but the green spot emerged as their most popular whiskey and is one of the few “whiskey bonder brands” to have survived to modern day.
Inspires by the original Yellow Spot, this single pot still whiskey has been matured for no less than 12 years in a combination of American Bourbon, Spanish sherry and Spanish Malaga casks. Drawing from the Mitchell family tradition of importing fortified wines, full term maturation in ex Malaga casks contributes exotic sweet characateristics to the whiskey.
Yellow Spot Single Pot Stilled 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey Notes To
- APPEARANCE: Golden amber
- AROMA: Mown hay and cracked black pepper. Red bell peppers, nutmeg, clove oil and green tea. Sweet honey and peaches from the Malaga casks
- TASTE: Honey sweetness with pot still spices, fresh coffee, creamy milk chocolate and crème brûlée
- FINISH: Sweet, Sophisticated and complex, with a mix of red grape and dry barley