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Wemyss Vintage Malts Smoke on the Water Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Smoke on the Water

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Smoke on the Water
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
31 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1982
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Chris Goodrum

87
Nose
Fresh and briny. Oily apricot, orange and barley notes. Gentle, phenolic peat smoke, Parma Violets and a touch of tar. The citric, briny freshness balances and the freshness.
Palate
Oilier and a little denser than the nose with more toffeed oak and barley, impedes the fresher citric elements. Hints of coffee and briny notes come through.
Finish
Very long and briny with ‘back of the throat' spices! Lingering violet tinged peat smoke. Superb finish.
Comment
I love that Bowmore-esque Parma Violet character and I really love that finish.

Alwynne Gwilt

83
Nose
Plums, figs and menthol – weird and wonderful. Sublimely attractive. Immediately want to go back for more. Rich melons, dried apples and baked, tinned peaches.
Palate
Sweeter than expected. Lots of sweet shoppe notes: Sweet Tart candies, lavender, rock candy, candy bracelets, strawberry foams, banana foams and cinnamon hearts.
Finish
Sea salt and milk chocolate, a hint of lime.
Comment
Wow. Loved this. Okay, it's very sweet and won't be for everyone, but it's interesting and it keeps unfolding more and more layers.
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