Wemyss Malts


1989, Barbeque Mango Salsa

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Brand: Bowmore, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1989, Barbeque Mango Salsa
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Lemon, mint, thyme. Briny, with some peat at the ashier, coastal end of the scale. Anything pugnacious settles to reveal apricots, mango and pineapple.
Palate: Gentle smoke, again coastal, with brine, seaweed, slightly vegetative. The fruit is gentle too, with pineapple, green apples, some sourness followed by a creamy maltiness.
Finish: Long, warming and ashy, with citrus returning with grapefruit.
Comment: A laid-back islander. Something nicely elemental about it, though a little ponderous.
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Clear minerality – chalk specifically – with vanilla ice cream and charred wood. Sharp pomelo and yuzu, plus a touch of fizzy chew bars.
Palate: That classic end to a meal: charcoal-sprinkled vanilla ice cream, followed by a petit fours of rocks. Yuzu and lemon water peep through on this chalky-textured whisky.
Finish: That subtle smoke keeps wafting around with the chalk.
Comment: Variation on a vanilla theme, this time with added smoke.
Visit the distillery
Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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