Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey originated in the 1800s and was last bottled in the late 1950s. However, Mitchell & Son announced that they are re-introducing Yellow Spot and it has made its way over to this side of the pond!
The Spot Range
So what is the significance of the name “Yellow Spot”? Originally, there was a whole host of “Spot” whiskeys made by the Mitchell family back in the 1800s, including Green Spot, and Yellow Spot. The whiskies were made at the Jameson Distillery and placed into a variety of empty barrels provided by the Mitchells then aged back at their cellars.
The casks would then be matured in their warehouses and they signified the age by a dab of paint. That dab of paint is how the spot range got its name. Blue is the youngest range, green was 10 years, yellow was 12 and red was 15.
Single Pot Still
Yellow Spot is a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Single pot still does not mean the whiskey is distilled just once, but rather that it has been triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills within a single distillery. The whiskey is then matured for 12 years in three oak cask types: American Bourbon barrel, Spanish sherry, and Spanish Malaga casks.
The nose of Yellow spot has notes of peach and apricot with honey and a hint of spice. The palate is as fruity as the nose with flavors of milk chocolate, fresh coffee and notes of toasted oak. The finish is again sweet with notes of apricots and red grapes that is sophisticated and complex.
Limited Edition – get yours now!
Yellow Spot is produced annually but in very small batches. But you can find it at Payless Liquors. Contact us today to reserve your bottle of Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.