So We’ve reached the final tasting note in this series (3 more to come next month), and to conclude it, we’ll be tasting another single cask, this time a Speyside single cask, 1996 vintage called “Ginger Compote”.Not a bad dram, and again Wemyss names those with much accuracy. Bingo. Shall we start nosing the compote?
Nose: Starting on zesty gingery stuff: Ginger, cinnamon, and some orange peel candy, mixed with malty and toffee notes.
Palate: Spicy, gingery again, with a lot of “zing” to it, more vanilla, and wood spices. The edge is peppery but is balanced by sweet notes of malt and honey.
Finish : Longish with ginger and sherry and cocoa powder getting stronger as time passes, with the ginger settling down, letting the cocoa shine.
Cheers again to the guys at Wemyss for the official sample.