Another Wemyss blended malt, this time we move on from the Islay emphasis of the peat chimney, to this 8 year old with an emphasis on Highland malts from a first fill Bourbon cask. Now let’s see if this gentleman lives up to its name…
Nose: Starting in the sweet side , honey, fresh cut hay, malty and doughy. Sherry. Je t’aime. a great nose on this one. very smooth and sexy.
Palate: chocolate fudge, stewed fruits, golden syrup, some spices: cinnamon , ginger.
Finish : chocolate , raisins. medium-long.
The name really becomes of it. Smooth. Chocolaty, and with a certain finesse. Nothing that will blow your mind away, but highly sippable , and very well integrated. Good stuff in my book.
Again, Many thanks to Karen for the official sample.