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Wemyss Malts Spice King, 46%

Price: $54 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This NAS version is a little smokier than before, with ground pepper, toasted coriander and fennel seeds, and a dusting of nutmeg. The mouthfeel is light initially; early orange and lime flavors are extinguished quickly. Warm cocoa, malt, chocolate shavings, black cherry, raspberry bubblegum, and concentrated dark fruits complement restrained spices and faint smoke, followed by a hot, spicy cinnamon finish. It's pretty decent, but the palate doesn't quite match up to the promise of the nose. £37