The Yellow Spot, name was derived from the Mitchell’s practice of marking their maturing casks of whiskey with a mark or daub of coloured paint to determine the age potential of the whiskey. Blue Spot was a 8 year old, Green Spot a 10yr and Yellow Spot a 12year old, Red Spot a 15. In time, all but Green Spot disappeared, with Yellow Spot last being seen on whiskey shelves in the early 1960’s.
Rather than being simply a finished whiskey, Yellow Spot is special in that it contains single pot still whiskey that has been matured for a full 12 year period in three oak cask types: American bourbon barrels, Spanish sherry butts and uniquely,, Spanish Malaga casks. Bottled at 46% ABV, the influence of the Malaga cask brings an exotic sweet noteto the whiskey making it a truly delightful tasteexperience.