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Clynelish, Headline, Invergordon, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 273 views]
A couple of Wemyss malts from the latest release–Invergordon and Clynelish

Three weeks ago or so Came another single casks release by one of my favorite independent bottlers : Wemyss. as always, each malt (or grain in this instance) has a unique name which characteriszes it, I was lucky to be able to sample three of the recent batch (which was EPIC in size – 12 different casks). Two very different …

Glen Scotia, Headline, Single Cask, Wemyss »

[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 430 views]
Wemyss Malts–“At Anchor in a cove”–Glen Scotia 1991

Another Glen Scotia (I really love this distillery, especially when it’s bottled by IB) from the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss. If you remember the excellent Merchant’s Mahogany Chest (another 1991 vintage GS from Wemyss I reviewed), you might have guessed I had very high expectations from this one. Will it live up to the expectations? not all …

Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 637 views]
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

Another Single cask by Wemyss Malts from the last line of single casks release of last month. This time an IB Glenrothes , distilled in 1988  matured in a single butt. The cask was bottled in 2013 and bottled with an outturn of 730 bottles.
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes) , 46.0%,£118
Nose: Starts with a classic cereal and …

Aberfeldy, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 771 views]
Wemyss Malts – Melon Vine – Aberfeldy 1994

Photo credit : Whisky Speller
Been a while since i sampled a dram coming from the lovely distillery of Aberfeldy. Founded in 1896 and opened at 1898 , it’s located on the southern bank of upper Tay. The distillery closed down between 1917-1919 due to malt shortages caused by WWI, however it did operate through WWII , with only a few …

Grain, Headline, Invergordon, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[7 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 658 views]
Wemyss Malts  – ‘Lemon Cheesecake’ 1988 Invergordon (single grain)

Time to start a series of reviews for the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss Malts. Correct me if I am wrong, but this seems to be the first single grain bottling from Wemyss who usually do single cask malts. Very nice. Grain (and certainly older grain) can be lovely, and they deserve a place among the whisky shelves …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[22 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 646 views]
A quick peaty delight : Wemyss Malts ‘The Bosun’s Dram’ 1997 single cask from Bunnahabhain

Nothing like a good peated 1997 Bunny to get you going and please the peat buds. 1997 Bunnahabhains are quite common among Indie bottlers, this was the year Bunnahabhain started producing heavily peated malt too, and i guess many casks were sold to IB’s I’ve reviewed quite a bit of 1997 Bunnies, and they are usually very nice, this one …

2013, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[16 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 636 views]
Wemyss Clynelish 1997–“Apple Basket”

Let’s kick start this week with a single cask distilled at Clynelish (although not an average Clynelish), and bottled by Wemyss. I do love apple pies and apple crumbles and anything with cooked apples (my weak spot, along with lemon pies). So, what better than to try a liquid form of those?
Wemyss Malts Clyenlish 1997 , 46% abv, “Apple Basket”.
Nose: …

Featured, Headline, Macduff, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized, Wemyss »

[15 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 781 views]
Lead On MacDuff! [Wemyss Malts]

Lead on Macduff! (for those who are not well acquainted with the works of one, W.Shakespeare) is a famous quote from Macbeth,but actually It’s rather a misquote as the original text states “Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’” well, close enough right? and a very very cool name given to this 2002 young-ish whisky …

Featured, Headline, Mortlach, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[20 May 2014 | No Comment | 866 views]
A most unusual Mortlach or Pastille Bouquet 1998 – Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)

Mortlach. what comes to mind when you think about a Mortlach single malt? probably heavily sherried, dirty sort of, meaty and powerful with the signature oxtail notes, right? Wrong. This single cask by Wemyss was dram #2 at last week’s Twitter tasting I took part in (lovely tasting by the way), and left me completely surprised as I was not …

Blends, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[15 May 2014 | No Comment | 689 views]
Lord Elcho Blended whisky (NAS)

The latest addition from Wemyss Malts, after the successful 15 year old similar blended whisky. This contains a fairly high percentage of malt (40%) and is bottled without an age statement, I tasted this one as part of the Wemyss Malts Twitter tasting session we just held.
Lord Elcho NAS, 40% abv, £23.95
Nose: Sweet dough, hint of butterscotch and a cooked …