Wemyss Vintage Malts

Single Cask Release

1997, 11 Years Old, Bonfires on the Beach

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 77
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Specifications
Brand: Single Cask Release, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1997, 11 Years Old, Bonfires on the Beach
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 11 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 77
Tasting notes
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: Sooty and oily,like an old Hornby train engine. There are some citrus notes too.
Palate: Big,powerful and oily but with sweet pear and tinned exotic fruits mixed upin the coal dust and holding their own in the smoke.A powerful double act.
Finish: Long,with more of the tinned pear and charcoal.
Comment: A monster. It's rare to get independent bottlings from Islay this good. Up there with the big boys.
9.2
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Peat in the jar ! The kiln the day after or the bonfire going out under a drizzle. Touch of barley sugar and vanilla.
Palate: Sweet and smooth. Smoked haddock. Lemon drops. Cereal bowl.
Finish: Short and vanishing on smoke.
Comment: A pleasant young islander (an Ileach obviously). Refreshing,wrapped insmoke,easygoing. To quench the thirst after a walk.
7.5
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