There’s been a bit of a buzz on the Twittersphere over the last couple of days over the relase of Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.
The first public tasting was held yesterday in Ireland sparking off a flurry of social media frenzy.
Again, it’s a limited release, apparently only 500 cases have been made, so it’s likely to be in high demand and short supply.
At the moment it only seems to be on sale from Mitchell Landson who describe it as a single pot still whiskey that has been matured for a full 12 year period in three oak cask types: American bourbon barrels, Spanish sherry butts and uniquely, Spanish Malaga casks.
It is Bottled at 46% ABV
It is inspired by the original Yellow Spot Whiskey which was last bottled in the 1950’s.
@TWEBlog described it thus on his tasting tweet-a-thon:-
“Yellow Spot Nose: rich, generous summer stone fruit – apricot, peach etc, also nice grassiness.
Yellow Spot palate: sweet and woody, big dry spice. Rich in body, syrupy, apricot and poached pear.
Yellow Spot really swims well. Drop of water takes edge off the hot spice, keeps rich fruit and oak.
Lots of sugared porridge and hay, as you expect with a spot, but noticeably sweeter and spicier. Needs a drop of water to really sing.
And finally …
Yeah, I liked it, but it definitely needs water. ”
Hopefully, the likes of The Whisky Exchange (or should I say The Whiskey Exchange) will be stocking this soon.
In the meantime, if catch a glimpse of a Yellow Spot, let me know! 😉