Wemyss Malts


1987, Scallop Diver's Dram

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 146
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Brand: Bunnahabhain, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1987, Scallop Diver's Dram
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2017
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Fresh and confected, treacle sponge. Coal. Gummy sweets and toffee, liquorice root, intriguing menthol, laced with dried seaweed.
Palate: A grainy texture with sweet golden syrup, vanilla and a heady, tangy just-brewing beer character. Nettles, nectarines, white pepper and pencil shavings complete the picture.
Finish: You can taste the funky beer character for some time, followed by that slightly bitter note that you get once you’ve finished a pint of lager.
Comment: Why have a half 'n' half when you can just drink this?!
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Farmyard, wet straw and horses, goat's cheese and honey. Fruit, apple compote, fresh baked sourdough bread, wrapped in a wonderful smoke laden blanket.
Palate: Burnt ends (a good thing), sweet BBQ marinated lamb, almost tamarind, then the smoke. Wood and coal mix, sweet and mineral at the same time.
Finish: Brief and full of smoke. Dried, leaving a syrup waffle note.
Comment: Water ramps up the sweetness with this and tames that alcohol prickle.
Visit the distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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