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Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Briny Tangle Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Briny Tangle

Brand
Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release
Expression
Briny Tangle
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

94
Nose
Mature with hints of treacle, tar and Bowmore-like Parma Violets. Balsamic coated oxidised fruit and silky malt notes. A gentle waft of cigar ash, wood spice and dry, earthy peat follows.
Palate
Mature, malty and dusty with treacle, tar, wood spice and peat. Salty intensity building to a fabulous coastal crescendo.
Finish
Long and spicy with oxidised fruit, gentle bittering oak, wood smoke and sweet violet tinged peat.
Comment
Heavenly. I'd buy it for the finish alone, which incidentally lasts for minutes.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
On a peated level I'd stick this at 8/10. On an oak scale, 8/10, too. So, oak and peat smoke working well in balance with a hint of meaty back bacon, too.
Palate
Smoke comes first, but there is a hint of sea salt, oak and soft earth. Like walking from the sea front to the church in Bowmore in a strong wind.
Finish
Lovely balanced peaty notes combined with some tarred fishing rope – no really, that's a good thing!
Comment
A lovely dram with enough youthful spirit, oak influence and peat to please most.
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