The Yellow Spot name was derived from the Mitchells’ practice of marking their maturing casks of whiskey with a mark or daub of coloured paint to determine the age potential of the whiskey. Blue Spot was an 8-year old, Green Spot a 10-year and Yellow Spot a 12-year old, Red Spot a 15-year old.
In time, all but Green Spot disappeared, with Yellow Spot last being seen on whiskey shelves in the early 1960s.
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Mown hay and cracked black pepper. Red bell peppers, nutmeg, clove oil and green tea. Sweet honey and peaches from the Malaga casks.
Honey sweetness with pot still spices. Flavours of fresh coffee, creamy milk chocolate and Crème brûlée. Notes of red apples and toasted oak.
Sophisticated and complex. Sweetness throughout, with a mix of red grape and dry barley upon exit.