A class act…
Mitchell & Son Yellow Spot 12yo Irish Pot Still Whiskey
I was shocked, stunned and not a little amazed with this Irish dram. With little tasting experience of the Spots, shame on you Mr Wright, this 12yo, has body, depth and intrigue by the bucket load. And it’s so perfectly balanced.
It is such a joyous dram. And most satisfying.
The production process uses a “single pot still” technique that employs both malted and unmalted barley in a pot still. But I can’t work out if it is double or triple distilled. I presume triple, but am happy to take some advice.
For maturation, the distillery employs the use of three different oaks types: Ex Bourbon, sherry and Malaga fortified wines.
And all of ths take place at Midleton Distillery in Cork.
My rough notes read, “Dense, creamy oak & malt, with a hint of barley sugar on the nose. While the palate is richly textured, clean, with the malt being quite crisp with the palate being driven by some lively spirit intensity. Underlying sweet maltiness, glycerol palate makes for it being very long. Crisp dry, malt driven finish, tingling. Lasting. A class act. Ace!”