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Wemyss Vintage Malts Bench with as Sea View Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Bench with as Sea View

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Bench with as Sea View
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Clynelish Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Oily and a little fishy with gritty oak and violets. Honey balances the oak and becomes mature and sawdusty. Perfumed honey asserts; ginger root, liquorice and herbs appear.
Palate
Soft and mature with barley and oodles of luscious honey and sawdusty oak. Green apple and citrus comes through to balance the dusty tannins and honey.
Finish
Long and salty with the fleshy fruit and honey lingering along with a light mocha note.
Comment
Beautifully balanced. Gritty oak and coastal notes hint at an Islander but the oak and honey says Speyside. Grantown-on-sea?

Sara Smith

83
Nose
Slightly perfumed vanilla and grain. Freshly polished wood, sweet and savoury of black liquorice; treacle and a little ginger syrup.
Palate
Warm from the start, with tropical fruit notes quickly followed by smoother, but dry flavours of wood. Notes of black pepper, lemon, and a little celery.
Finish
Short, light, and savoury. Woody, but I'm reminded of American biscuits with salted butter, creamy lemon, and dried papaya. A warmth akin to ginger.
Comment
A great example of how tropical and savoury flavours combine to produce an easy-to-sip whisky.
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