Wemyss Malts


2002, Spiced Apple Strudel

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 154
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Brand: Craigellachie, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 2002, Spiced Apple Strudel
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: A fresh coffee, oat milk, then moves into more fruity territory with orange flesh. Tobacco notes. Then white peony floral notes, green tea, scented with jasmine.
Palate: Rich sweet notes, orange flavoured lozenges, baked custard tarts. Then drinking chocolate with marshmallows, hazelnut whips. In time damp moss and dark fruits.
Finish: Pretty rich and lush with orange flavoured chocolate meeting the spice of wasabi nuts.
Comment: Looks light in colour, but there is a darker side lurking here too.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Gently inviting – red berries and Christmas cake. Sweetened popcorn waits in the shadows.
Palate: Oak prickles straight off the bat, but it's followed by a sugary vanilla and more of the red berries. Water just lengthens out the sweetness.
Finish: Short, just faint hits of those berries. Felt a little turned down, although it's pleasing enough with some water added.
Comment: Feels a little dialled down after the promise of the nose, however is not offensive, pleasant enough and still easy-drinking.
Visit the distillery
Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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