Wemyss Malts

The Hive

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 174
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Expression: The Hive
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Light and freshly baked madeira cake, which is quickly covered by a resinous note. There’s a sweet earthiness to this, like the grassy banks behind the beach.
Palate: Still light and fresh with a little bright peach, creamy cold vanilla and some almond snap biscuits. A vanilla sponge with light elderflower frosting and some heathery honey.
Finish: Medium to short with a warming note of heathery vanilla cream.
Comment: It is a pleasing sip. I’d be interested to test it out in a couple of cocktails in the warmer months.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Delicate and slightly grassy, with elderflower cordial and white grape juice. Lots of blossom honey and under this there’s some coconut ice, vanilla soft-scoop ice cream and just a whiff of amaretto.
Palate: Delicate and accessible. The white grape juice and vanilla ice cream are back, this time with wafer cone. Plenty more blossom honey, plus a suggestion of oak spice with a little green apple.
Finish: Medium-short length and mostly characterised by vanilla and green apple.
Comment: Very fresh and summery.
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