Wemyss Malts - Waves of Pepper - Clynelish 17 year old

Waves of Pepper is a single cask bottling from Wemyss Malts. It comes from the Clynelish Distillery and is 17 years old, distilled in 1997 and bottled at 46%. In total 251 bottles of whisky were released. On the nose you directly feel the typical Clynelish waxy and fruity notes. Filled also with all sorts of pepper, black, white, red and chilli. But that was to be expected looking at the name. It is only a short burst of pepper before it changes in something a bit salty and meaty, reminding me of pulled pork and a honey glacĂ©ed ham...Loads of sweet and ripe fruits, baking spices, roasted carrots and cumin seeds. Palate is warm and waxy with fruit and spices coming through. A bit of pepper again, ginger bread and creamy shortbread. Red berries, gooseberry, cranberry, heather, honey, red apple, banana and the meaty note I also found on the nose before. Citrus freshness and orchard fruit sweetness going through it all. A medium length finish that is sweet and full of dried red fruits and vanilla. Scoring this an 8,5 out of 10. Each sip I take it grows on me more and more... lovely dram! Thanks for sharing the sample Kingsbarns Distillery!

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