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Wemyss Vintage Malts Caribbean Crème Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Caribbean Crème

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Caribbean Crème
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
26 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Invergordon Distillers
Region
Highland
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Chris Goodrum

82
Nose
Now, that's a serious oak fest! Toasted butter toffee, fresh wood shavings, sultana and baked coconut. Hard barley and herbal, grain spirit notes appear along with granite, salty notes.
Palate
Herbal grain-like spirit and lightly dried fruit. The oak arrives quickly, but the alcohol and the graininess keep it in check.
Finish
Long with the dried fruit being joined by some delightful spices. Superb intensity with lingering smoke and herbal notes.
Comment
The oak was a bit too dominant on the nose, however the palate is beautifully balanced.

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
A surprisingly oily, waxy nose gives hints of fresh apple juice, coconut and yellow spring flowers. All in all, a pleasant introduction.
Palate
The flavour here kicks in as vanilla and then jumps directly to ginger, before landing on oak spice with a hint of cracked black pepper. Complex, but could be more well balanced. However, when it settles down, it is an easy and pleasurable drink.
Finish
Iced buns, digestive biscuits and just a hint of fresh ginger.
Comment
Mor whisky, this will have wide appeal but may not be what single malt fans are after.
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Published July 2015.

    Invergordon Distillers
  • 9-21 Salamander Place. Leith. Edinburgh. Midlothian. Scotland. EH6 7JL
  • Tel : +44 131 554 4404

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