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Wemyss Malts The Hive, 46%

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

Having previously appeared in 8 and 12 year old versions, Wemyss dropped the age statement from their easygoing honey-drenched dram. Fortunately, the nose of light honey, lavender, heather, and spring blossoms confirms that it's business as usual. Melon, mango, passion fruit, and a deft touch of spice give this a sweet, fruity profile. Gentle heat persists into the finish with honeyed sweetness. It's crying out for a perfect scoop of vanilla ice cream. Still a crowd pleaser. £37