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Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release The Admiral's Beacon Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release The Admiral's Beacon

Brand
Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release
Expression
The Admiral's Beacon
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
wemyssmalts.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

91
Nose
Parma Violets, sooty, sweet peat and fragrant Islay fruit. Weighty with a subtle coastal note adding a freshening element. Hints of orange rind, liquorice and very subtle but creamy oak.
Palate
Mature and tropical with sweet orange, melon, barley, brine and a distant echo of wonderfully sweet peat. Majestic and elegant with a lightly salted middle.
Finish
Long and salty with lingering Parma Violets, barley and coastal dusty fruit.
Comment
Absolutely gorgeous and probably quite expensive!

Joel Harrison

92
Nose
Wow, this really is a well-balanced whisky with delicate, mossy smoke, great aged oak and a fantastic broadness from leather and cigar boxes. Really very good.
Palate
And the quality carries on with the palate giving fantastic balance of spirit, earthy smoke, toasted oak, vintage books, church pews and dunnage warehouse floor.
Finish
Big smoke, but tempered by the drying leather tones.
Comment
A wonderful whisky which does Islay, and Scotland, proud. Could become a classic.
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