Wemyss Malts


1990, Briny Tangle

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 139
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Brand: Bowmore, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1990, Briny Tangle
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Issue 139
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Mature with hints of treacle, tar and Bowmore-like Parma Violets. Balsamic coated oxidised fruit and silky malt notes. A gentle waft of cigar ash, wood spice and dry, earthy peat follows.
Palate: Mature, malty and dusty with treacle, tar, wood spice and peat. Salty intensity building to a fabulous coastal crescendo.
Finish: Long and spicy with oxidised fruit, gentle bittering oak, wood smoke and sweet violet tinged peat.
Comment: Heavenly. I’d buy it for the finish alone, which incidentally lasts for minutes.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: On a peated level I’d stick this at 8/10. On an oak scale, 8/10, too. So, oak and peat smoke working well in balance with a hint of meaty back bacon, too.
Palate: Smoke comes first, but there is a hint of sea salt, oak and soft earth. Like walking from the sea front to the church in Bowmore in a strong wind.
Finish: Lovely balanced peaty notes combined with some tarred fishing rope – no really, that’s a good thing!
Comment: A lovely dram with enough youthful spirit, oak influence and peat to please most.
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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