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This is the second addition to the 'Spot' range of Irish whiskies, which contains the famous Green Spot Pot Still Whiskey. 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.
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Yellow Spot was a big hit at a wedding I attended have been saving it for the right occasion, had the crowd wanting for more.
2nd November 2016
I don't know how anyone can say that this is the same as the green spot. I had a comparative tastingThey nose quite differently. Green is much richer strong in marzipan and grain notes fresh mown grass maybe touches of caramel of course. The yellow is more subdued much sweeter smell. Caramel is stronger notes of spices roasted nuts, fruit but apple or melonGreenToasted oak slight caramel. I'm coming back to freshly mown grass and applesThe finish is long and strong of barley and maltYellowMuch creamier, very sweet toffee apples coat the mouth the oak is far more subduedFinish is long with oak initially several minutes later apple barley and grape raise their heads
24th October 2016
Yes, that one hits the spot. A very smooth, though very potent whickey. Very enjoyable, though not inexpensive. Its one that you dont leave in view in the cabinet !
27th May 2016
I also bought both. Green is typical, basic Irish Whiskey - which is to say very delightful. So I tasted tested both, side by side. I'd have to agree with the previous post, not a huge difference between the two. But, you have to understand that Yellow is Green. Green is aged longer, and in the Spanish Sherry butts, and the Malaga casks...which does impart additional, if not subtle, flavors. But, subtle is good. You don't want overwhelming. But, $45 or so for Green, and $95 or so for Yellow...not sure it's worth the extra $50.....but, still very delightful. Yum. Enjoy.
21st May 2016
Bought a bottle of each. No difference. Not happy.
2nd April 2016
An unequivocal 10 out of 10. If I were to be able to drink only one whisk(e)y for the rest of my life, I think I would choose Yellow Spot, from those that are readily available. It is simply beautiful to consume and savour.I have always loved Powers John's Lane and Green Spot, together with the various Redbreast expressions. But in my view Yellow Spot is primus inter pares.
4th December 2015
I have been a single malt scotch drinker for more years than I like to admit, but on a recent trip to Ireland (Galway), I discovered this whiskey. In a word; stunning.When you read 'sweetness' in the tasting notes, forget your preconceptions of some scotches. This has a sweetness that is also (and at the same time) quite strident. The fruitiness does linger, but not in a cloying way. This like the best of the borders scotch, but with a certain something unique that can only be described as...well, Irish.
30th November 2015
Very good whiskey.
3rd October 2015
This is why I drink Irish whiskey Yellow Spot 12 says everything I want to say about perfection. I switch with Redbreast 12 and Powers but to sip Yellow Spot Neat is as good as it gets.
24th July 2015
Just got a bottle of yellow spot as a gift from my daughter who recently returned from Ireland. Exceptionately good whiskey. This will not be my last bottle.
19th June 2015
Like this but over priced in comparison to green spot
21st February 2015
Got my first bottle in September 2012....the best in my collection! Just got my second today (August 2014) I will treasure this one even more. Now...bring on the Red Spot...I can only imagine what it would be. Yum!
15th August 2014
This has quickly become one of my favourite whiskys/ies. There's something reminiscent of a Balvenie 16yo single cask, but with much greater depth of flavour and complexity. Agree wholeheartedly with comment from 15th May 2013 that this comes across as a more mature single malt. I think the tasting notes above have it about right. It goes down easily even at bottle strength and I've found that adding a little water doesn't change the flavour too much, which is a good thing in this case, while bringing down the strength.
12th February 2014
A single malt the likes of which I have never tasted. The richness and depth is such that youwould think it more than a 12yr old.
15th May 2013
A welcome resurrection of an old friend. This stuff is nectar. Slog siar é. Sláinte!
31st October 2012