How I love Wemyss; in my opinion they have a great pedigree in releasing some fantastic single cask bottlings that taste exactly as described on the bottle. Whoever comes up with the names that make it onto the bottles should be congratulated as you know almost exactly what you are getting when you buy a bottle.
Recently Wemyss released another batch of bottles and we were fortunate enough to sample some of them. The bottle here; a Bunnahabhain from 1991, called Seaweed on the Rocks, is one of my favourite Wemyss ever tasted. It is a fantastic bottle of whisky that just hits me in the right place and takes me back to warm, sunny days on Islay.
On the nose there is an initial spray of salt and seaweed. This is readily replaced by some lovely fruity jasmine notes and almost reminds me of a Scotch Malt Whisky Society Bladnoch that had similar characteristics and was one of my favourite bottles of 2012. Finally I have memories of eating fish and chips on the beach at Port Ellen.
The palate is simple and tasty. This is a refined spirit; almost like a mouthful of Islay seawater (fresh and salty). It is light, reminds me of summer with its floral meadow taste and also provides a little gingery heat at the back of the mouth. The finish is long and smooth.
As I said; this is a fabulous whisky; buy it, enjoy it, and be transported to the most magical of Hebridean Islands.