Pernod Ricard recreates Yellow Spot Irish whiskey
Pernod Ricard UK has recreated the 1960s Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish whiskey as part of its continued commitment to reinvigorate the category.
The Yellow Spot 12 Year Old (rrp £62) has been carefully recreated by the team at Midleton Distillery in Cork, home of Jameson, and underpins the company’s pledge to introduce new Single Pot Still Irish whiskey expressions each year, as part of the Spot range.
The original Yellow Spot was produced, bottled and sold by Dublin-based wine merchants Mitchell & Son, which aged whiskeys bought from John Jameson's distillery in Dublin in their own casks up until 1968.
Yellow Spot is an expression that has been matured for a full 12-year period, in three oak cask types – American Bourbon barrels, Spanish sherry butts and Spanish Malaga casks. It is bottled at 46% abv and is non-chill filtered.
It is set to be produced annually in batches of just 500 cases, with the limited-release first bottles available in the UK from late May.
Patrick Venning, head of marketing at Pernod Ricard UK, says: "Single pot still whiskey has a deep-rooted history in Irish culture and has since become incredibly popular in the UK and across the world. It is a style that is unique to the multi award-winning Midleton Distillery in County Cork and is regarded as the quintessential style of Irish whiskey.
"It is important to us to continue to deliver extraordinary and innovative whiskeys to our customers, as we have been doing with Jameson Irish whiskey, since it was first established in 1780."