Wemyss Malts


2002, Dark Treacle Fondant

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 128
Brand: Craigellachie, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 2002, Dark Treacle Fondant
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Alwynne Gwilt
Nose: Werther’s Originals burst to the forefront alongside dusty books and wood. Like a library on a sunny afternoon.
Palate: Lots of crème caramel sweetness, along with a sulphurnote mid-sip and baked bananas with brown sugar.
Finish: Hot finish – lots of bite at the front of the tongue. Chocolate cake and more bananas.
Comment: Bold and forward but with a nice balance of sweetness and spice.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Slightly industrial hard barley and slightly murky spices. The oak and malt attempt to inject a little sweetness to balance and thankfully those notes begin to dominate the industrial ones.
Palate: A little musty and earthy to begin with but the sweeter barley pushes through along with a touch of honey. However you can still feel its hard edges.
Finish: Medium length with a light smokiness and lightly bitter tannins.
Comment: As you know I am not a huge fan of this style of whisky. However there is just enough sweetness to balance its industrial character.
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