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Overall rating
84.86/100
votes
198
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Butts & Malaga Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L320431207
Barcode
5011007024475
Bottled for
Mitchell & Son
Added on
01 Jun 2012 5:41 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 70,85

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Whisky Reviews for Yellow Spot 12-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose is overall fruity but it is slow to reveal itself and is much less appetizing than the Green Spot. The palate is very fruity, especially yellow fruits (exotic fruits?). The bourbon barrels are revealed in the mouth late but with authority! But where are the sherry casks? Perhaps in this note woody but too green for a 12 years and that leaves a hint of aggressiveness with each sip and prevents the roundness expected (too much?) To settle. An exceptionally long final centered on a fruit in particular that I can not yet identify. I stay a little on my hunger. I stay on the Green Spot even though both whiskeys have little in common - surprisingly enough.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  2. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Titi94 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt:

    The Yellow Spot is a single pot still Irish whiskey which has been matured in three types of cask: American Bourbon cask, Spanish Sherry butts and Spanish Malaga casks for a sweeter flavour.

    Nose: There are masses of fleshy stone fruit on the nose, especially peach and apricot with hints of sherried dried fruit and Bourbon cask vanilla.

    Palate: The palate is equally fruity with a substantial body and a velvety texture.

    Finish: The finish is long and sweet with notes of marzipan and dried apricots.

    Overall: This is very different to the Green Spot we all know and love with a delicious sweetness to it and a firmer body.

    My comment: agree with MoM (sweet, fruity, peach, dried apricots and vanilla). I've discovered and tasted it at the Whiskey Live Paris 2018 show on last september. I've also tasted the 3 Green Spot ('Chateau Leoville Barton', 'Chateau Montelena' and the 'Single Pot Still'), good but under the Yellow Spot. Slainte!

  4. McMoulis scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. midnite scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Indulgent, opulent, silky and rich, this is Irish whiskey nearing perfection. In direct comparison to its younger sibling (Green Spot), the twelve-year-old expression has more wood influence, more spices, more "dark" aromatics, and more depth and intensity. Conversely, it boasts less "bright", youthful fruitiness. Green Spot's signature tropical fruit notes have receded into the background and given way to surprising levels of mellow maturity. Actually, if I were to have this blind, I'd deem this older than its stated twelve years of age - it noses more like a fifteen to sixteen-year-old whiskey.
    I can't for the life of me make out a specific Malaga influence here, apart perhaps from a winey note in the far distance, which I would've attributed to regular sherry casks if I hadn't known any different.
    All in all, this is an obvious and delightful upgrade of Midleton's seven to eight-year-old modern classic, the Green Spot, and is well worth the premium it requires to purchase a bottle, IF (and that's a big "if") you cherish dark, woody, cask-heavy flavors over spirit-driven florals and fruitiness. I for one, definitely prefer this older version. No flaws whatsoever. In one word: immaculate.

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Sweetness, apples, vanilla and caramel notes come during drinking this whiskey. It’s a smooth, easy to drink and has a good taste. I like it!

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice Irish, but fairly expensive for what you get with its price tag of around 75 EUR.
    • Nose
      Grassy nose on heather, hay and honey with some nutmeg and loads of peach. Some caramel and quite some almonds. Banana and coconut. A hint of milk chocolate. Soft, approachable and pleasant, but most of all very Irish.
    • Taste
      It is oily and sweet, but a touch sharp at first sip. Again that grassy character with the yellow fruit, but also some cappuccino and green tea. Toffee apples? Milk chocolate returns.
    • Finish
      The medium long finish offers more milk chocolate, pepper and coconut.

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Big, bold, spicy. Exactly what I'd want from this style of whiskey.
    • Nose
      Apricots and ripe bananas, as well as a touch of cardboard. Some sweet grains and toffee too, followed by mild notes of milk chocolate and vibrant orange zest, with finally a whisper of aniseed.
    • Taste
      Creamy and rich, this has that classic Irish pot still profile, with some cough syrup, menthol, dried red fruits, and bitter oranges. Of course a good amount of spiciness also, mainly nutmeg, pepper and clove. Some almonds too. Big-bodied.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, slightly herbal.

  9. RichardMayston scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lovely nose of herbal teas, overripe apples, vanilla and bananas.
    • Taste
      Green grass, fruit mix, ice cream cherries, honey suckle, apricot sunflower, hint of licorice, sultanas toffee 
    • Finish
      sweet pinapples

  10. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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