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Wemyss Malts ‘Winter Spice' Single Cask, 44.4%

Price: $172.00 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This cask strength, 29 year old 1982 expression in the Wemyss Malts range is the company's first bottling of a single malt distilled at the Northern Highland distillery of Teaninich. Just 201 bottles have been released. The insistently fruity nose features overripe pears, heather in bloom, soft fudge, salted popcorn, cinnamon, and ginger. Soft and peachy on the palate, with darker spice notes, walnuts, and plain chocolate. The finish is lengthy, with more plain chocolate and some spiced oak. £110