Wemyss Vintage Malts 'The Spice King,' 8 year old, 40%

Price: $40.00 Issue: Summer 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Nectarine, tangerine, toffee, and vanilla on the nose. There’s also teasing smoke, if you look for it. The sweet fruity notes start at the beginning of the palate, then cinnamon, nutmeg, cut hay, and smoke kick in. Lingering cracked pepper, clove, and distant smoke. Good gritty texture. Dynamic stuff for a young whisky.