Another Wemyss Malts single cask from the #WemyssTT3 Tweet Tasting event last week – a Glen Scotia from 1991. It’s my 2nd Glen Scotia and I didn’t like the first one I had (A single cask from Kintra) but I hoped this one change my opinion on the distillery.
Wemyss Malts ‘Merchant’s Mahogany Chest’ Glen Scotia 1991 (46%, £90)
Nose: Wow, childhood throwback. Remind me my grandfather house with leather and polish galore, some wet burnt wood, tobacco. there’s some sweetness behind it all and cloves too. (and the color is magnificent). after a few mins in glass it evolves from the leather/tobacco theme to sherry when the sherry notes come forward with soaked raisins and prunes. still some dusty wood tho.
Palate: There must be mistake on the label, you sure this ain’t a Mortlach? Big heavy sherry but not so sweet with still lots of tobacco/leathery and lots of cured meat, mouth coating and bit of oak.
Finish: Oak, still meaty, dark, dusty and heavy with dark chocolate, sherry, cloves.
Conclusion: My god, this is one lovely dram and was unanimously crowned as the highlight of the tasting. Definitely worth getting a bottle while still available – It’s now entrenched high in my wish list.
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