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Wemyss 1990 Toffee Apples

Weekend Dram

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

26th Jul 2010


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  • Brand: Wemyss
  • ABV: 46%

After the blended malt Smooth Gentleman, I immediately tried this Weymiss Toffee Apples. This is not a blended malt, but a single cask of a well-known distillery. Weymiss doesn’t put the name of the distillery on the label, but rather gives it a name that refers to the dominant character of the whisky. A little research reveals the whisky to be a Glenrothes.

This is their Toffee Apples, single cask, single Speyside malt, vintage 1990, bottled at 46% ABV.

The nose immediately tells you this was a sherry cask. The nose is overwhelmed with candied fruit and crystallized honey. But of course the obligatory stewed apples and toffee are not lacking in presence.

This 28 year old whisky (bottled in april 2009) resisted the sherry cask pretty well. It allows for a fuller pallet of the flavours, albeit rather straightforward. The scents come back in the mouth, but do not develop further.

The finish is rather short and drying and sherry all the way.

Fine balance on this dram. Because of the price tag of about 65 EUR, no exactly a daily dram. Rather something for the weekend.


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