Wemyss Malts

Single Cask Release

1981, Whispering Smoke

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 98
Specifications
Brand: Single Cask Release, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1981, Whispering Smoke
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Light and floral. A marine breeze around. Distant smoke which floats around without creeping in. Delicately fragrant, like after a summer shower rain in a flower garden.
Palate: Very ethereal and light. Like muslin. Vanilla syrup. Some light fruity notes. All flavours are like dimmed.
Finish: Dry, lightly smoky. Fresh almonds.
Comment: This whisky is definitely more a watercolour than an oil painting. A light weight but very succulent. Didn't they say 'whispering'
8.4
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Plenty of oak-derived notes. Peeled twigs, sea-soaked wood. Pebbles. Water shows it to be a little fractured, the cracks of age showing.
Palate: Light and quite pure but another which just drifts away half way through the conversation. Porcelain. Marine rather than smoky.
Finish: Little short.
Comment: Perfectly sound but I'd prefer more depth (and that doesn't mean heaviness) for a 30 Years Old.
7.6
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