Wemyss Malts


Black Gold, Cask Strength

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 167
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Brand: Bowmore, Wemyss Malts
Expression: Black Gold, Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Issue 167
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: A beach breeze: a little salt, sand and kelp. Toasted almond butter, roasted figs and blood orange flesh.
Palate: Mouth coating and full of sweet blood orange juice, roasted nectarines and hazelnuts. Bonfire smoke winds through, with added punch from some anise and cardamom as well.
Finish: Smoky, citrusy and a little bitter, like grilled orange skins.
Comment: Fruit-forward and juicy yet still smoky and gripping.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Plenty of fruit hits off this, grilled pineapple and bruised mint, melon with cinnamon, candied nuts and a moreish saline edge too.
Palate: Ah that’s where the smoke is hiding, coal tar soap and dying wood fires. Some lovely citrus notes, oranges and dark chocolate, lemon oil and melted vanilla and brown sugar with a little clove.
Finish: Everything rolls in together wrapped in those glorious peat notes and then dries.
Comment: Like eating lemon drizzle cake and vanilla ice cream at the end of the pier.
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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