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Yellow Spot 12 Year Old

Peach and Pepper

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

1st Apr 2014


Yellow Spot 12 Year Old
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Besides the classic Green Spot Irish pot still whiskey, that is marketed as a no age statement, Mitchell & Sons launched the Yellow Spot a few years ago. It is bottled at 12 years of age. It is special in the sense that it is a mix of three casks: bourbon barrels, sherry butts and Malaga casks (a Spanish wine). Beware, this is not a finish. The whiskey matured for the full twelve months on the casks before being married for bottling.

Peach and pepper. That is the essence of this nose. Then a good dollop of heather honey, a light touch of nutmeg and hay. Something green that is hard to pinpoint. Almond paste. Soft nose, fairly sweet.

It is oily and sweet on the palate, with an immediate burst of spices. Some milk chocolate, green apples, dextrose and even a hint of cappuccino. The peach and pepper return.

The finish is pretty long, on apple and pear, supported by the spices.

This is quite different from the Green Spot, but I think 65 to even 75 EUR is quite expensive.

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cherylnifer commented

@markjedi1 - Shouldn't this have it's own bottle brand (Yellow Spot) separate from Green Spot ? A review search based on Yellow Spot shows zero results. It was only viewing all of the Green Spot items that I stumbled upon this one. Thanks for the great reviews. Very helpful, as are most of the other member's reviews.

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