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Wemyss Vintage Malts Velvet Fig

Wemyss Vintage Malts Velvet Fig

Best Scotch Blended Malt 2015

Plenty of wax and shoe polish at first nosing, then rather metal polish, old penny book, toolbox, gravel, play-doh, camphor, eucalyptus... I find this nose exceptional, there are probably very old whiskies inside.

A wonderful palate of sherry, walnut wine, demerara sugar, pomegranates, medlar, a little caramel and vanilla fudge, orange squash, raisins. Excellent body. Long finish with more spices. Ginger, bitter oranges. A lot happening in this one. Some parts may have been quite old. High class.

Definite touch of peat on the nose, a slightly medicinal edge. Savoury smoke on the palate, good and chewy, with a really herbaceous edge.

Hints of dried fruit, liquorice and burnt coffeed spices come through. Medium length with sherry notes lingering.