Wemyss Twitter Tasting: A delight for the inner-spirit

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.00.34 AMOn the night of September the 23rd, there was a real whisky happening on Twitter. From around the world people were ready to do some serious nosing and tasting, including me.

This time it was Wemyss’s turn.The range of whisky that came with the package was stunning. Just for this evening I used the NEAT glass for an optimal experience.

I have to admit, it has been a while since I last used the NEAT glass.

Lucky for me I got the night of from work and the day after as well. No limits there. Thanks to everyone who was there, it is always great fun to nose and taste with others online. The NEAT glass is a great one for the nosing, for the nipping however I prefer the Glencairn glass. The best of both. Here are my tasting notes of this fantastic Wemyss Range.

1. The Hive

  • Color: Amber gold
  • Nose: Spicy, citrus, mandarin, caramel, sweet apple, orange peel, sandal wood, but mostly flower honey
  • Taste: Like a flowershop in my mouth, with caramel, different kind of spices that are trying to be noticed .. wauw. You just feel that they are present. Creamy, oily. honey, vanilla, banana-cake covered with drops of warm maple syrup
  • Finish: Very lovely finish. Medium and very creamy.

“A delight for the inner-spirit”

2. Spice King

  • Color: Deep gold
  • Nose: Orange, Toffee, Coffee, lovely Salty as well … lovely dutch ‘zoute dropjes’ at the candy store, soft.
  • Taste: Spicy with nutmeg, black pepper, toasted barley and lightly charred oak. a complexity of nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon and a complexity of spices. (My cheeks were exploding)
  • Finish: Rich and intense with coconut oil and malt on the tail.

“Reminds me of lavender fields. Nostalgia”

3. The Chimney

  • Color: Deep copper
  • Nose: Gentle, richness of nuts, citrus, lemon, basil, pear, an smashed lemon
  • Taste: Strong, vanilla, citrus, lime, summer cocktail, nutmeg, summerish, red fruit but also pepperish.
  • Finish: Dry and medium

“Or am I a bit nuts thinking about the Basil in any way?”

4. Kiln Embers

  • Color: Old gold
  • Nose: complex from the start, smoky spices, sweetness, bitterness, citrus, salty, honey, mud, wet wood from the sea and hints of nuts, and perhaps also peanut butter.
  • Taste: Spearmint, peat, pepper, sea salt, smoky
  • Finish: Long, warm and smoky

“The taste of the Kiln Embers is a real explosion of impressions”

For the curious ones among us: 

Since last night, I’ve been asked several times whether I eat flowers. Yes, I do. There are growing lot of flowers you can eat. It is a great ingredient to use in a salad or with rice or even meat. When you are curious, you can find a lot online and when you like to try a recipe, just send me a message and I might have a fantastic Whisky to go with it.

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