Whiskey Tasting – Yellow Spot Single Pot Still

Tonight The Whisky Boys are tasting a wee Irish dram. You can check back to our tasting notes of it’s stable mate, The Green Spot.  This is the welcome return of an old Irish favourite and has been recreated by the team at Midleton Distillery in Cork and was only launched within the past few weeks.

Yellow Spot uses three types of casks for the maturation Bourbon, Spanish sherry butts and Spanish Malagan Wine casks

This dram has been produced by Irish Distillers (Pernod Ricard) who have many other Irish Whiskey’s in their portfolio. Check out their website – www.irishdistillers.ie

Yellow Spot – Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, Aged 12 Years, Non Chill-Filtered 46% Alc/vol 70cl

Colour…Golden harvest

Jim’s Tasting

Nose…Sweet vanilla, mixed spices, sawmills cutting shed, runny honey and peaches.
Taste...Quite creamy with loads of vanilla, apples, ground coffee beans citrus peel, very good quality chocolate, haystacks in Autumn.
Finish…Medium finish, drying, the creaminess is delightful.

Score…3.5 Corks


Nicola’s Tasting

Nose..Sun dried juicy fruits, varnish/lacquer, over ripe bananas, double cream, sherry and marzipan cake.
Taste…Cola float, a ’99’ ice cream cone, Doctor Pepper soft drink , creme caramel.
Finish…Short and sweet with a little spice lingering.

Score…3 Corks

Overall score 3.5 corks

A very nice Irish dram, if you get a chance to taste or indeed buy a bottle, then go for it as you will not be disappointed.

You will be able to buy a bottle at your specialist Whisky shop or indeed online, the recommended price is around the £50.00 mark.

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