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Wemyss Vintage Malts Loch Indaal Catch Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Loch Indaal Catch

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Loch Indaal Catch
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
31 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1982
Produced at
~ Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd
Region
Islay
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Chris Goodrum

95
Nose
Aromas of moist honey coated barley and sawdusty, mature American oak. Grass, minerals, pepper and earthy smoke. The fruit takes on the aged, tropical demeanour.
Palate
The mature honey is to die for! Luscious and sweet with a balancing minerality. Again slightly tropical: melon, apricot and banana. Tannins creep in but it's still fresh.
Finish
Long, lightly smoked and dry. The oak begins to bitter a little but there's still some honey attempting to offset.
Comment
Stunningly mature. There may be a wrinkle or two, but wrinkles come with age!

Martine Nouet

68
Nose
Malty. But with an unusual lactic note which makes me think of Reblochon cheese (an alpine cheese with wild herb notes). A yeasty note (raw bread dough). Vanilla yogurt.
Palate
Crisp. Another unusual note. Fruit flavoured candy. And a cardboardy touch.
Finish
Short, quickly fading with a gingery aftertaste.
Comment
Something different here. The flavours are unusual. The structure is perhaps not well balanced. A young whisky? Special finish? I am not sure.
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