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Wemyss Vintage Malts Smokehouse 1996 Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Smokehouse 1996

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Smokehouse 1996
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd
Region
Islay

Martine Nouet

83
Nose
Phenolic. Creosote. Light smoke. Sea brine. With a mineral touch. Like pebbles in the sun. Slowly, more tar and liquorice too. A malty note. Cut grass drying, with a bonfire in the distance.
Palate
Sweet and oily. More liquorice and tar (like the “pastilles du mineur” - the coal miner's lozenges ). Oatcakes. A touch of ginger.
Finish
Dry, soothing on almond notes.
Comment
A well-balanced islander. Again, a summer dram. With shellfish. It does not need water for me.

Rob Allanson

85
Nose
Pouring this in a glass just says: “ Hello seaside and peat fires.” Coal tar soap, Aldeburgh beach in a storm, pebbles and salt spray.
Palate
Peat fills the mouth, smoked hams and cheese. Viscous with a hint of digestive biscuits and butter. Some spices lurk at the end.
Finish
Short, peaty, spicy and enticing.
Comment
One for the seaside walk with an onshore wind though.
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