Yellow Spot 12 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
  • Distillery Bottling
Yellow Spot 12 Year Old
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A second entry into the 'Spot' range, aged for 12 years and made up in part from spirit matured in Malaga casks for a sweet and moreish dram.

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12 Year Old

Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    • Nose:

      Lemon cheesecake, (yellow) Jelly Babies, butterscotch, barley, butter and cinnamon.

    • Palate:

      Lots of grain, starting sweet and slowly turning spicy and gently sour. With that comes buttered toast, layered with grape jam, nutmeg, clove, lemon zest and fruit gums, with spicy liquorice root sat at the back.

    • Finish:

      Apple skin turning sweeter, through fresh apple to stewed and spicy compote. It ends at Jolly Ranchers, with a touch of spicy rye bread.

    • Comment:

      Classically fruity pot-still whiskey, with some grape-sweetness behind the more tropical and orchard fruits. Well-balanced spice and citrus notes.

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    • Nose:

      Pronounced aromas of fruit, barley and toffee – this isn’t shy.

    • Palate:

      Well-balanced notes of juicy, appley fruit and sweet grains and barley, seasoned with toast and spice. Very appealing and very easy to drink.

    • Finish:

      The sweet spice persists after the soft fruit disappears.

24 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    22 March

    I rate this five stars based on taste alone. If you like single pot still whiskey you owe it to yourself to give this a try. You will not be disappointed.

  • 5
    5 October 2018

    Very good. Light and full range of taste.

  • 5
    2 August 2018

    This is so smooth, it is really amazing.

  • 3
    28 May 2018

    All about the cask finishes - which are well balanced and very nice in themselves - and sadly very little evidence of actual character from the whiskey itself. Yes, it is quite appley to start, but that fades into barley then becomes lost in bourbon cask vanilla & sherry cask spice. Totally inoffensive, nothing to dislike, but nothing much in the way of character either. Sorry.

  • 5
    28 April 2018

    I’ve tried lots of of whiskey over the years from most countries, to understand what I don’t like as much as to understand what I do.. this is yummy yummy yummy... the best.

  • 5
    9 December 2017


  • 3
    24 November 2017

    I love Green Spot so I hoped I’d like Yellow Spot even more. It has a good nose, beautiful color, and the front notes are really creamy like a caramelized fruit tart. But the back notes killed it for me. Very noticeable spicy barley finish lingers. We’ll stick to Green Spot...

  • 5
    8 August 2017

    I first tried Yellow Spot by chance one night when I was visiting a pub in Ireland. It was part of a high-end whiskey tasting and was my favorite right away. The finish stayed with me for more than a minute and it was as if I was tasting creme brulee. I found three bottles in the Shannon duty free shop and brought it home. Only very good friends get to try this as I am misering it for myself :-)

  • 5
    2 August 2017

    A very nice whiskey silky smooth great aroma great finish I will definitely be purchasing another bottle

  • 5
    10 January 2017

    Quite good...smooth and velvet-like. Dangerously easy drinker.

  • 5
    4 January 2017

    Exceptionally smooth with a wild aroma.

  • 4
    22 November 2016

    A great single pot still whiskey, very chewy with an initial hit of apples and lemons followed by a spicy barley-heavy finish.

  • 5
    26 October 2016

    An outstanding example of Irish Pot Still whiskey.

  • 5
    8 May 2016

    First experience with this at McDermotts pub in Doolin as recommended by Colin. Vanilla caramel with hint of lemon first impression. Mid palate spice came through with incredibly smooth unctuous finish similar to Apple taffy candy. Very enjoyable.

  • 5
    17 April 2016

    Way out of my league, but it was a treat and oh so worthwhile. Ripe black cherry, lingering butterscotch candy, fresh vanilla, and oil smoke.

  • 5
    24 February 2016

    Outstanding! Well balanced, delicious, refined. Smooth finish.

  • 4
    19 March 2015

    Fabuloso! Where have you been all these years?

  • 4
    5 January 2015

    Beautiful whiskey. I couldn''t recommend it enough. Complexity of flavour and quality of Pot Still. A great ambassador for the Irish whisky industry.

  • 3
    25 August 2014

    Classy whiskey! Nose:Sweet, ripe fruits, honey, vanilla, creamy high quality vanilla ice cream, unripe banana skin.wee Taste:Spice hits you first, then honey, vanilla, chocolate, fudge.

  • 5
    4 August 2014

    Very smooth. Needs no spoiling with water. Now I have to hide this bottle and offer my visitors Jameson 12 year old. Yellow Spot hits the spot!

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