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Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Kirsch Gâteau Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Kirsch Gâteau

Brand
Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release
Expression
Kirsch Gâteau
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Bunnahabhain Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Chris Goodrum

80
Nose
Huge first fill Oloroso aromas with green olives, raisins, fig, green nuts and oxidised fruit. With time it becomes quite herbal and treacly with a subtle fragrant smokiness.
Palate
All encompassing sherry monster. Treacle mingles with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, light smoke, salt and gritty tannins.
Finish
Mouth-watering due to the alcohol and herbal with lingering sweet treacle and crystallised citrus.
Comment
One sniff and it confirms that there is going to be zero distillery character here. However it is completely blemish free.

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
A sherry bomb which rather smothers the distillery character. Lovely oaky notes and a big hit of cherry jam. Heavily polished new wood and coffee.
Palate
Not as dry as I expected from something of this colour, it is actually well balanced with a good deal of fruity flavour (strawberry, balsamic vinegar, rum and blackcurrant juice). With water? More of the same
Finish
The bitterness is saved for this part, giving us a little too much oak.
Comment
Like ‘high def eyebrows', for me this is overdone, but for others it might be the most attractive thing around.
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