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Wemyss Vintage Malts Sea Smoke (Caol Ila) Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Sea Smoke (Caol Ila)

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Sea Smoke (Caol Ila)
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
24 years old
Abv
55.00%
Vintage
1984
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.wemyssmalts.com

Martine Nouet

83
Nose
Grassy,smoky. Briny. Tar. In time,sweet vanilla notes. Oat biscuits. Then an animal note. Leather and horse sweat.
Palate
Crisp,clean. The palate delivers and the nose promises. Superb balance. Malt,tar,smoke,mint. Spices tease the tastebuds.
Finish
Long,rich,fresh and spicy.
Comment
A beautiful wintery outdoor dram. Reminiscent of Islay on a dricht (dull) day with the warming scent of peat fires.

Dominic Roskrow

Nose
Massive waft of coal smoke,lemon sole with garlic,light citrus,maybe lime all pretty irresistible.
Palate
Doesn't disappoint,rich and full with sooty coal smoke at first and then a delicious burst of blackcurrant and red fruits.
Finish
Fireworks as the fruits and smoke battle it out. Wonderful.
Comment
This independent bottler is starting to grab the attention. Again, a stunning Islay malt. Where are they finding the casks?
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