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Wemyss Malts Scallop Diver's Dram Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 146 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

 

Wemyss Malts Scallop Diver's Dram

Brand
Wemyss Malts
Expression
Scallop Diver's Dram
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1987
Produced at
~ Bunnahabhain Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
Worldwide

Laura Foster

79
Nose
Fresh and confected, treacle sponge. Coal. Gummy sweets and toffee, liquorice root, intriguing menthol, laced with dried seaweed.
Palate
A grainy texture with sweet golden syrup, vanilla and a heady, tangy just-brewing beer character. Nettles, nectarines, white pepper and pencil shavings complete the picture.
Finish
You can taste the funky beer character for some time, followed by that slightly bitter note that you get once you've finished a pint of lager.
Comment
Why have a half 'n' half when you can just drink this?!

Rob Allanson

78
Nose
Wood smoke, pork marinated in honey on the grill, very gentle TCP, iodine and hearth sweeping the day after a coal fire. Brown sugar, mint cake, lemon sherbet too.
Palate
Bags of citrus and sweet honey, then relaxes into the smoke. Floral, borage flowers and doughnut peaches, then the wood comes through, more fresh sawdust than old wood.
Finish
Lasting with a preserved lemon edge to it. Leaves a little cinnamon.
Comment
More sweet shop on Islay than peat head delight, but wonderful nevertheless.
Whisky Magazine Issue 146

Whisky Magazine Issue 146
A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years.

Published September 2017.

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