Yellow Spot 12 Year Old
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Mitchell & Son Yellow Spot 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 46%)


8.2/10
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$100.99
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Mitchell & Son have been wine and spirit merchants in Dublin since 1805. Sometime later—likely around 1887—they started contracting their own supply of Irish Whiskey. By the early 1900s, they were selling more than 100 casks of their special recipe out of their store front each year. They would keep track of the different versions by dabbing a colored spot onto the outside of the casks and pour bottles fresh for customers in the store.

Little has changed. Mitchell & Son still have their stores, and they still sell their specially crafted, unique Irish Whiskey in two forms—Green Spot and Yellow Spot. And they produce a very limited batch of each, most of which they sell in their shop so it can be hard to get outside of Ireland. But Uncle Flaviar knows a guy who knows a guy, so get it while you can.

Mitchell & Son actually stopped production of the Yellow Spot Whiskey after 1960. Seems that there were a few dark decades in which Irish Whiskey fell out of favor. But, those days are over and they have brought us back our cherished Yellow Spot.

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey is old-school style Irish single pot-still Whiskey aged a full 12 years in 1/3 Bourbon, 1/3 Spanish Sherry, and 1/3 Malaga casks. It is absolutely Uncle Flaviar’s favorite dram from the Emerald Isle. Those Bourbon casks do their thing, and the Sherry casks bring their magic, but those Malaga casks really make this Whiskey stand out. Malaga is a sweeter fortified wine from southern Spain, and the sweetness it adds is simply marvelous.

SmartAss Corner:
We get asked all the time about the difference between Scotch and Irish Whiskey. There used to be quite a bit, but processes have merged quite a bit over the decades. Traditionally, Irish Whiskey was “single pot-stilled” barley. Single malt Whiskey can be distilled in a pot still, but a “single pot still” Whiskey uses some unmalted barley for character, so it cannot technically be called a single malt.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Pot Still Whiskey
  • Region
    Dublin
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Midleton
  • Age
    12 Year Old
  • Maturation
    1/3 Bourbon, 1/3 Spanish Sherry and 1/3 Malaga casks

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fresh vanilla
apricot
peach
sweet fruit
sweet
black cherry
almonds
sherry
barley
What does Yellow Spot 12 Year Old taste like?

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peaches and apricot with sultanas, vanilla, and dried cherries.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Velvet in the mouth, more sweet fruit, almonds, and oak.

Finish
Long, sweet, dried apricot.

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Ratings & Reviews
Benjamin
Benjamin,
velvet smooth when you drink it, peppery, spicey, vanilla & oak. proper after taste
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Perfect
 
Alpha
Alpha,
Silky smooth
 
David
David,
I enjoyed the flavor more with a ball cube of ice. the company also makes Green Spot and I enjoyed it straight up.
 
Chase
Chase,
Fruity and delicious!
 
Vanja
Vanja,
Nice
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Sweet. Fruit. With grains. Nutmeg. Vanilla. Crème brûlée. Beautiful pot whiskey. A developing taste with every sip.
 
GEORGE
GEORGE,
I have to admit I was really looking forward to this bottle. I bought Green Spot, made by the same distiller, and absolutely loved it, so I had some pretty high expectations for Yellow Spot. The nose was very grassy. While it was smooth and had a velvet mouth feel, the notes just didn't really stand out to me. For the price, I thought it was certainly lacking.
 
Harry
Harry,
This is an incredibly smooth and flavorful Irish Whiskey. A must have for my bar.
 
Ken
Ken,
Absolutely Delicious! Fruit forward with a pleasant sweetness, but not too much! A velvety smooth whiskey. It is definitely different from Green Spot, both are delicious in their own way. Glad I took the chance on Yellow Spot, it has definitely earned a permanent spot in the home bar!
 
Jonas
Jonas,
Amazingly smooth. Hands down my favorite Irish Whiskey. If i had only one choise forever, this is it for sure.
 
Dat
Dat,
This is my first foray into Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. I was hesitant at first, until a friend told me try this Yellow Spot. I like it. Definite honey scent from the Magala cask, mixed with vanilla from Bourbon cask. The taste is sweet and mouth feel is definitely creamy and luscious. The finish is medium and quite complex, with continuous hints of cream and fruits and honey leaving a final note of dark chocolate. I'd rate it somewhere between 7 and 8 on the yummy scale, and can be offered as an after dinner drink.
 
Doug
Doug,
Extraordinary. So smooth and refined. I have always preferred single malt Scotch and bourbon over Irish Whiskey but this bottle may have changed my mind.
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: honey, some vanilla, light red fruit Taste: fruit, some vanilla sweetness melting into toffee, nuttiness towards the end and a slight bite
 
guest
guest,
Usually drink mostly Japanese whisky but this took me by surprise, love how smooth it is,
 
Leanna
Leanna,
Smooth, sweet, and bright. My best description for flavor is creme brulee with the warm sweetness, but also has an almost tropical note to it.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Tasty Irish whiskey! A bit more bite than some, but lots of sweet flavors afterwards.
 
Michael
Michael,
Incredibly smooth
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Smooth, warm, vanilla
 
Nate
Nate,
Sweet Irish deliciousness
 
alexey
alexey,
Vanilla, fruit, and spice. Smooth and pleasant
 
Lynnae
Lynnae,
This is a delicious treat! So smooth, great sipping.
 
Josh
Josh,
This is good but I think I like the Green Spot better.
 
Wesley
Wesley,
The flavor profile provided by Flaviar mirrors what my tongue tells me. I prefer this over the Green Spot hands down. Not a pure “vanilla bomb” but more than a hint of it is present. If you are like me and consider Midleton Very Rare the pinnacle of Irish Whiskey, Yellow Spot falls somewhere between the two and leans more toward the Very Rare than Green Spot.
 
Iain
Iain,
Fantastic bottle!
 
Robert
Robert,
Great Irish whiskey with hints of vanilla and a very smooth finisb.
 
Erica
Erica,
Really enjoy this one. Smooth and flavorful.
 
Leo
Leo,
Fruity and not too sweet
 
Rebekah
Rebekah,
My new favorite. Even smoother than my old favorite, Jura Turas Mara
 
Matt
Matt,
Super smooth
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Favorite Irish whiskey
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Comes on strong with lots of spice and a bite. Finishes spicy and nutty. Sweet caramel undertones. Complex. I like it more with every sip.
 
Josh
Josh,
Very nice. Good nutty flavor.
 
Brady
Brady,
Starts out with a spicy-strong and delectable aroma. A surprisingly sweet flavor, thanks to the 1/3 sherry cask. The sherry flavor add a nice sweet tone, which may not please everybody. Mostly a sweet vanilla and apricot flavor. This whiskey is very smooth. Leaves you with a nutty, earthy-spice aftertaste. Undeniably great.
 
Oliver
Oliver,
Vanilla, mellow and warm, with almond and spice
 
Glenn
Glenn,
Good. But, Green Spot is better, and a better value. Tasty nonetheless.
 
Logan
Logan,
Very good whiskey. Smooth, sweet, with a little bite on the back end. Very pleasant.
 
Blake
Blake,
It's a nice whiskey, but for the price I prefer Green Spot. I was slightly disappointed in this, but it's not a bad option.
 
Charles
Charles,
Smooth and easy drinking.
 
Loye
Loye,
I am partial to Irish Whisky anyway so it may be an inflated score due to taste but this is a damn good dram. Sweet at first and lingers with some spice. Well done!
 
Matt
Matt,
Very disappointed I expected much and was greatly disappointed.
 
Matt
Matt,
Very nice. Liked it better than my 21, year old old pultney
 
Jonas
Jonas,
Can't really find the "special experience" but it' s smooth and nose friendly.
 
Clayton
Clayton,
Sweet and friendly, easy and pleasant.
 
Rich
Rich,
Very sweet with a spicy finish
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Smooth vanilla taste with sweet notes and a nice hint of spice aftertaste. I can definitely sip on this all night! Highly recommend.
 
Richard
Richard,
Delicious and smooth.
 
Eric
Eric,
My favorite Irish Whisky by far. To my tastes, there is nothing else like Yellow Spot.
 
Virgil
Virgil,
Love it!! A great Irish whiskey to add to any bar that won't break the bank!
 
Charles
Charles,
Very smooth and enjoyable. Best Irish whiskey I've sampled.
 
james
james,
very easy to drink
 
Deja
Deja,
Super smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
guest
guest,
This is currently my favorite Irish Whisky
 
thomas
thomas,
smooth and very pleasant,outstanding flavour.
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorites
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Smooth and pleasant
 
Rob
Rob,
This is one of my favorite Irish whiskies!!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Quite delicious. I smell apples, which is not represented on the flavour spiral
 
Daragh
Daragh,
Fantastic , strong but mellow and full of flavour Great for a novice or an"Expert :)
 
kieran
kieran,
at home in ireland it costs around the €80 mark,i think €51.99 is cheap
 
Richard
Richard,
Why is the Faviar price higher than the retail price?
 
Brian
Brian,
Had a small sample from a customer of mine and it is lovely. I was afraid I wouldn't find a bottle and here it is!
 
Calvino
Calvino,
If you enjoy green spot then you will be blown away by the yellow spot. Amazing bottle and worth buying an entire bottle. Hard to find in stores but magically found 3 for $95 dollars in a store in NC. Amazingly smooth, lightly sweet and full of flavor.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Wonderful...won't be disappointed! Looked for Yellow Spot for over a year and was well worth the wait!
 
guest
guest,
Cannot wait to try this
 
Niall
Niall,
Very nice
 
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