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Wemyss Vintage Malts Billowing Embers 1997 Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Billowing Embers 1997

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Billowing Embers 1997
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd
Region
Islay

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Surprisingly pale for a 15 Years Old whisky. Quite faint at first then some smoke and soot. Dusty straw. Sweeter notes slowly emerge. Vanilla syrup with a touch of lemon. Almond milk (but more the almond of a stone fruit, prussic acid). Hint of yeast.
Palate
Sweet and smoky. Oily. Vanilla, lemonade. A slight fizzy feel. Sooty.
Finish
Sweet and sooty.
Comment
The cask was obviously not active. Not unpleasant but a bit basic. Might be refreshing with ice on a hot (Islay?) day.

Rob Allanson

83
Nose
A huge whack of iodine, sea salt caramel, heather gorse in bloom, walnut skins, fish smoking warehouses.
Palate
Smoked crab, sweet dark honey, mango waxiness, a little chilli and rice crackers.
Finish
Short and a little salty as well.
Comment
A gorgeous islander, seems well balanced and enjoyable.
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