Lets start off with the baby of the group:
Colour: Redish Gold
Nose: Pot still spice, barley, toasted oak.
Palate: Slow open, toasted wood, pot still spice.
Finish: Medium length, barley flavours still prevalent and lingering spice.
Overall I would have to say my experience with Green Spot would be characterised as “fine”. Not amazing, just fine. I was sad to find that this batch of Green Spot was completely lacking in the tremendous green apple taste that has accompanied this dram all the times I’ve had it before. That’s what happens with batch whiskeys I guess so not full marks from me by a long shot.
Yellow Spot 12 year old
Nose:pot still spice (like younger brother), barley, fruit and hints of black pepper.
Palate: Bright open, creamy and oily, pot still spice and some wine/sherry sweetness.
Finish: Long finish, wood spice and lingering dry barley.
Much more robust in flavour. I was very pleased to be able to experience the great pot still spice that Yellow Spot delivers. Overall a well rounded and very flavoursome whiskey. A definite re-buy for me. Absolutely get why Americans are going bonkers now that it has been released in the United States.