Featured Gems

February 23, 2013

I’d just like to draw your attention to a couple of forgotten gems from our shelves that we have sampled recently:

Firstly the Wemyss Malt “Chocolate Plums”-

Forgive the silly name, this is an exceptional single cask bottling of 1990 BenNevis bottled in 2009. The Ben Nevis Distillery is, unsurprisingly, next to the hill of the same name, and is generally dimissed by most whisky enthusiansts as “a bit touristy”. Whilst I cannot comment on the other whiskies the distillery produces (I simply haven’t tried most of them) this third party bottling by the Wemyss family (they also do a rather nice gin as well) is truly special. With a heavy sherry element, the nose does indeed have a whack of plum about it, with some dark chocolate edges coming in the palate and lingering for the finish. This was truly wonderous at the Livery St. whisky tasting, the disappointment being that as a single cask bottling of 345, it will never be repeated. We have 4 left, and it is well worth £68.50.  

Mark showed this at the wine school last week, and was blown away by how good it is, “really classy, warm red in colour around the rim, with clean cassis & redcurrant aromas, and a hint of spice and coffee; smooth ripe fruit on the palate, with no rough corners at all” His conclusion was the 2008 was drinking really, really well at the moment for only £10.60.

 





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