Yellow Spot 12 Years Old Single Pot Still 70cl 46°
The original Yellow Spot Whiskey disappeared in the late 1960's. Created and sold by Mitchell & Son Fine Wine and Spirit Merchants, Yellow Spot was a 12 years old Irish whiskey that was slightly sweet due to the inclusion of a proportion of whiskey matured in Spanish wine Malaga barrels.
Inspired by the original expression, Yellow Spot is revived in this Single Pot Still Whiskey, matured in Bourbon casks, Jerez and Malaga which give its great complexity, with fresh notes and a mild sweetness. This whiskey of malted barley (40%) and non malted barley (60%) has been un-chillfiltered to preserve all its flavours.
The Malaga wine brings exotic notes and slightly sweetens the whiskey, for a unique tasting experience.
The Yellow Spot's name originally came from the marking used by the Mitchell family, with different colours painted on barrels of different ages.
Single Pot Still Whiskey is unique to Ireland in general and especially to the Midleton distillery in the same way that Single Malt is the signature of Scotland. We can consider this name as the quintessential Irish whiskey style. It is made from an equal part of malted barley and unmalted barley in the tradition of Pure Pot Still whiskey, then triple distilled in traditional copper stills that bring complex aromas and a wonderful creamy feeling in the mouth.
|Type||Single Pot Still|
|Maturation||Sherry & Bourbon|
Green Spot was created for the Mitchells, a family of wine merchants that started its activity in Dublin in 1805.
In 1887, they started ageing and selling Irish whiskey, sending their empty wine, sherry and port casks to Bow Street distillery (Jameson) which would fill them before leaving them to mature in their cellars for a number of years. “Spot” refers to the marks painted by the Mitchells on the casks of different ages. To start with they used a green spot, then a blue, red and even a yellow one, but the Green Spot came out as the most successful and settled as a hallmark product. Green Spot and Yellow Spot are today owned by the Midleton distillery.
In 1966, John Jameson & Son decided to mingle with whiskey production companies John Power & Son and Cork Distillers Company and established the Irish Distillers Ltd., a sub-company today part of the Pernod-Ricard group. The complete whiskey production is today located in a new building in Midleton distillery, Cork.
Midleton is one of the most modern distilleries in the world. Its production capacity reaches near to 19 million litres a year. 13 stills are operating and make all types of Irish whiskeys combined (Irish pot still, single malt, single grain…).
The old distillery building, much more impressive, has been kept and turned into a museum. Named “The Jameson Heritage Center”, we may admire an amazing water wheel from 1852, a stationary steam machine used to power the distillery and the biggest still the world. It is in one of these old Georgian architecture stone buildings with red shutters that Barry Crockett, the current Midleton distillery Director, was born. The Old Midleton style: even with a great range of expressions, Midleton’s whiskeys develop a unique character. They have a specific fruity nose (red fruits) with a spicy backdrop and sweet notes of grains. The distillery produces exceptional pure pot still whiskeys, such as Redbreast or the famous Spot whiskeys: Green Spot and Yellow Spot.