Wemyss Malts July Release

Wemyss July Release

Hot on the trail their last batch of single cask releases, Wemyss Malts have released another selection of delectable whiskies. This time round, we’ve got a 19yo Aberfeldy from a bourbon hogshead, a 16yo Clynelish also from a bourbon hoggy, and a 22yo Glen Scotia from a bourbon barrel. These single cask bottlings are sure to be snapped up quick, so head along to your nearest Woodwinters before they’re all gone!

Melon Cocktail
Aberfeldy 1994/2013
311 bottles
46% ABV

Nose: Grassy, lemon meringue, desiccated coconut, vanilla, tinned pineapple and some dry sawdust. Really lively – a pleasure to nose.

Palate: Big and sweet – shortbread, lemon zest, Fruit Salad sweets, some sherbet and faint floral notes. There’s a spiciness too – white pepper and some fresh wood.

Finish: Clean, with vanilla and citrusy notes and a dash of oak.

Spiced Chocolate Cup
Clynelish 1997/2013
302 bottles
46% ABV

Nose: Orange oil, fresh apples and linseed on top. Then dark cherries, cloves and gingerbread underneath.

Palate: Initially quite drying with a lot of wood spices, mainly ginger, coming to the fore. This gives way to a biscuity note, then some floral tones, peaches and apricots also come through.

Finish: Stays with me for quite a long time – gingery spice and oak with a hint of soft fruits.

Salted Caramels
Glen Scotia 1991/2013
279 bottles
46% ABV

Nose: First up it’s salty, with lime juice, brine and sooty smoke. Then a nuttiness comes through, chocolate coated brazils perhaps, before the sweetness appears – cherry bakewells, toffee and cake mix.

Palate: Salt and vinegar crisps, HP fruity sauce, faint bacon, singed lime peel and a rather subdued smokiness. Then it turns sweeter with honey glazed ham and cloves.

Finish: Lingering smoke, nutty and a touch of spice.

Overall: Another three very tasty single casks from Wemyss Malts. Spiced Chocolate Cup is a classic Clynelish – all waxy, fruity and vanilla-y and the Glen Scotia is very moreish with its saltiness, sweetness and smokiness really keeping me interested. The Aberfeldy really stood out for me though – so much flavour bursting out of the glass. It’s very vibrant and energetic without nosing or tasting too young, I just can’t help wondering what they’d all taste like at natural cask strength…



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