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Wemyss Vintage Malts Dark Treacle Fondant Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Dark Treacle Fondant

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Dark Treacle Fondant
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
2002
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Craigellachie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Chris Goodrum

71
Nose
Slightly industrial hard barley and slightly murky spices. The oak and malt attempt to inject a little sweetness to balance and thankfully those notes begin to dominate the industrial ones.
Palate
A little musty and earthy to begin with but the sweeter barley pushes through along with a touch of honey. However you can still feel its hard edges.
Finish
Medium length with a light smokiness and lightly bitter tannins.
Comment
As you know I am not a huge fan of this style of whisky. However there is just enough sweetness to balance its industrial character.

Alwynne Gwilt

77
Nose
Werther's Originals burst to the forefront alongside dusty books and wood. Like a library on a sunny afternoon.
Palate
Lots of crème caramel sweetness, along with a sulphur note mid-sip and baked bananas with brown sugar.
Finish
Hot finish – lots of bite at the front of the tongue. Chocolate cake and more bananas.
Comment
Bold and forward but with a nice balance of sweetness and spice.
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