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Wemyss Vintage Malts Whispering Smoke 1981 Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Whispering Smoke 1981

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Whispering Smoke 1981
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
30 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1981
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd
Region
Islay
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com

Dave Broom

76
Nose
Plenty of oak-derived notes. Peeled twigs, sea-soaked wood. Pebbles. Water shows it to be a little fractured, the cracks of age showing.
Palate
Light and quite pure but another which just drifts away half way through the conversation. Porcelain. Marine rather than smoky.
Finish
Little short.
Comment
Perfectly sound but I'd prefer more depth (and that doesn't mean heaviness) for a 30 Years Old.

Martine Nouet

84
Nose
Light and floral. A marine breeze around. Distant smoke which floats around without creeping in. Delicately fragrant, like after a summer shower rain in a flower garden.
Palate
Very ethereal and light. Like muslin. Vanilla syrup. Some light fruity notes. All flavours are like dimmed.
Finish
Dry, lightly smoky. Fresh almonds.
Comment
This whisky is definitely more a watercolour than an oil painting. A light weight but very succulent. Didn't they say “whispering”?
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