Weymss is sort of a new bottler for me. Sure, I’ve heard of them but I’ve only had one of their releases until now. That one, btw, was the Smooth
Criminal Gentleman I reviewed with the one and only Malt Impostor(s).
The Weymss line of single casks all seem to be diluted down to 46% ABV rather than bottled at cask strength. While I tend to be a fan of cask strength whiskies (especially with single cask), I can understand some of the reasons to bottling at a lower ABV. Primarily, and from the customer perspective, a lower ABV can make whisky a little more approachable to the person just getting into whisky.
So, let’s see what this single cask has to offer.
Sort of like poppadum.
Lots of bright notes but all seemingly restrained: lemon wedges, salted green apples, citrus infused honey.
On the mouth — Whoa, this is some exotic stuff!
Candied butter (if there were ever such a thing).
A host of light Indian spices, sweet verging on savory but not savory at all.
Exotic and foodie and surprisingly different than most whiskies out there.
Finish — A touch of spice and lavender (?). Decent length.
In sum — It is whiskies such as this one that makes me LOVE the single cask. This whisky is like a spotlight on the odd, unique and lovely. A whisky well worth your time and consideration. This is a mid-summer whisky, one reserved for drinking in the heat with some ice water on the side.