Wemyss Malts

The Hive

Aged 8 Years

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 104
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Brand: The Hive, Wemyss Malts
Expression: Aged 8 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: 8 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Malt loaf and butter, warm red berry pie, wet oak, pencil boxes and baked apricot jam. A sweet resin note. Runny honey.
Palate: Big and sweet at first, then some tangy clover honey comes through. Oak provides some grip and a gentle bitter note.
Finish: A little like cloudy cider, with dusty spices.
Comment: Well put together and balanced.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty and nutty with a precise oaky character. Toffee. Apples cooked in honey. A sap touch.
Palate: Round and sweet with a bitter oak note. A bit weak at midpalate. Oak revails. Drying on ground ginger.
Finish: Dry, a bit astringent with a sweet aftertaste. Dried apples.
Comment: A well structured dram but the oakiness is a bit too blatant for me.
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