Yellow Spot 12 Year Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still — Ireland
Reviewed June 20, 2023 (edited June 22, 2023)
You know what's great about Spot whiskies? Although they CAN cost a lot, they are still relatively easy to come by. Its like the hipsters haven't stumbled across this pot o' gold yet. An interesting mix of red fruits and hay hit your nose with a bit of a twang but then open to baking spices, honey, hazelnut and the faintest hint of some brine. Its just enough to tickle the nose. The front of the palate has a wonderful salty/sweet thing going for it. Hazelnut cream with roasted peanut with Creme Brulee create a lovely taste.. enough for you to want the whiskey to linger a moment or two before taking it down. As the taste goes down, tannic oak sweeps in with a bit of tart red apple and citrus zest. The finish dries up quite a bit, bringing in once again - tannic oak that stayed from the end of the taste but with it just a bit of tongue tinging peppercorn. I'd say the finish is just about as far removed from the front of the taste as possible without going peated. Another fantastic Irish by Mitchell and Son and most definitely a bottle I will be keeping on hand at all times.