Choo! Choo! Here comes the hype train!
Lots of folks reviewing this one at the moment, and even more giving it a big ol’ thumbs up so I knew to keep an eye out for it.
I’ve been a big fan of Wemyss bottlings, although I’ve only tried a few. The casks are sourced and selected by Charlie MacLean, the monocle wearing whisky encyclopaedia. And to be honest, I don’t think the prices are too bad either, even if most of the stuff is at 46%.
This dram was thanks to the kind people of Maltstock.
Bunnahabhain 1987 Wemyss Vicroy's Elixir 46%
Colour: Dark Amber
Nose: What a CASK! Beautiful Sherry, so dark and rich, fig, prune, date, raisin, thick, Christmas pudding, orange, leather, dark chocolate. Complex. Dry oak underneath. Nutty with marzipan, raspberry and black pepper.
Taste: Sweet and full, then recedes, layers and layers of sweetness and complex oak, fig and prune, dry old oak, dunnage and leather, orange, oily, building this nice black pepper. Quite a dry development.
Finish: Long length. Mouthwatering, lots of oak, dry, black pepper really comes through nicely.
A tad too dry but bloody good! The joint best Bunna I’ve tried, the other being the 45yo Port Askaig.
Average Score: 75.3
Distillery Ranking: 32nd
Up/Down: 35th> 32nd (Up 3)
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Whisky Network Review #715
Network Average: 74.6
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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