YELLOW SPOT IRISH WHISKEY REVIEW:
Age: 12 years
Mashbill: 100% Barley (malted & unmalted)
Price: $100 / 110
Barley rich pot still character with notes of caramel, butterscotch, spice, dried fruit, wheat toast, almonds and vanilla. It’s really nice with a soft underlying sweetness.
Barley rich and lightly coppered pot still combines with a sherry like sweetness and orchard fruit to create a lovely initial flavor that rolls across the palate. Hints of bananas, spice, citrus zest and toffee move lightly about.
Fruit, barley and sweetness fade out to toasted bananas and wood on a long slow fade.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Nice balance with a rich round body and creamy texture.
I’m usually not a Irish Whiskey fan but Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey is some very nice stuff indeed. Rich oily and sweet barley nose combined with a warm sweet and rustic palate riding a creamy texture makes for a great drinking experience. I fully enjoy this whiskey and wish I had a bottle not just a sample. The only thing I’m not crazy about: it’s a wee bit heavy on the barley notes which dulls the complex just enough enough to keep it out. Regardless, it’s still very nice whiskey indeed.