It had been four years already since I had last tried the Yellow Spot. This Irish whiskey matured on bourbon casks, sherry butts and even Malaga casks for at least 12 years. Malaga is a sweet Spanish wine. After those 12 years, the whiskey was married to become Yellow Spot.
Grassy nose on heather, hay and honey with some nutmeg and loads of peach. Some caramel and quite some almonds. Banana and coconut. A hint of milk chocolate. Soft, approachable and pleasant, but most of all very Irish.
It is oily and sweet, but a touch sharp at first sip. Again that grassy character with the yellow fruit, but also some cappuccino and green tea. Toffee apples? Milk chocolate returns.
The medium long finish offers more milk chocolate, pepper and coconut.
Nice Irish, but fairly expensive for what you get with its price tag of around 75 EUR.