Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whisky
Today, Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey continues to be crafted in the heart of Ireland. The whiskey is made from malted and unmalted barley, which is milled and mashed before being triple-distilled through a traditional pot still. Following distillation, the whiskey is matured for 12 years — the Yellow Spot brand was always aged for this amount of time — in a combination of American Bourbon casks, Spanish sherry butts, and Spanish Malaga casks. The inclusion of the single-pot still spirit aged in Spanish Malaga casks gives Yellow Spot its famously sweet character. After the various casks have been blended together, Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is bottled at 92 proof, just a bit higher than other traditional Irish whiskies, which are bottled at 90 proof.
In the year 1805, the Mitchell & Sons Wine Merchants Company was established in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. By the turn of the 19th century, the Mitchells had sold a range of Irish whiskeys under the name “Spot.” This name originated from the company’s practice of marking casks of different ages with a spot of colored paint. As a result, Mitchell & Sons sold whiskies named Blue Spot, Green Spot, Red Spot, and finally Yellow Spot, which was last seen in the mid-to-late 1960s.