Weymss Malt “The Dunes.” A 29yo single cask of Inchgower.


Highlands region – 46% ABV

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.

On the nose — Brittle flat bread.

Sort of like poppadum.

Lots of bright notes but all seemingly restrained: lemon wedges, salted green apples, citrus infused honey.

Jaffa cake bread (less the chocolate).

On the mouth — Whoa, this is some exotic stuff!

Buttered naan.

Candied butter (if there were ever such a thing).

A host of light Indian spices, sweet verging on savory but not savory at all.

Imagine a bake shop (breads and sweets) and a Nepalese restaurant were combined.  That’d be this.

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.