Wemyss Malts


1988, Caribbean Crème

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 129
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Brand: Invergordon, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1988, Caribbean Crème
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 26 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Now, that’s a serious oak fest! Toasted butter toffee, fresh wood shavings, sultana and baked coconut. Hard barley and herbal, grain spirit notes appear along with granite, salty notes.
Palate: Herbal grain-like spirit and lightly dried fruit. The oak arrives quickly, but the alcohol and the graininess keep it in check.
Finish: Long with the dried fruit being joined by some delightful spices. Superb intensity with lingering smoke and herbal notes.
Comment: The oak was a bit too dominant on the nose, however the palate is beautifully balanced.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A surprisingly oily, waxy nose gives hints of fresh apple juice, coconut and yellow spring flowers. All in all, a pleasant introduction.
Palate: The flavour here kicks in as vanilla and then jumps directly to ginger, before landing on oak spice with a hint of cracked black pepper. Complex, but could be more well balanced. However, when it settles down, it is an easy and pleasurable drink.
Finish: Iced buns, digestive biscuits and just a hint of fresh ginger.
Comment: Mor whisky, this will have wide appeal but may not be what single malt fans are after.
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