Hive NAS 70clView More
Hive NAS 70cl
Nose – The nose delivers on the namesake, with an even blend of honey and meadow flowers, seasoned with light spices and with just a trace of wood running through it. So for starters, the new Hive is a fairly complex and airy sniffer.
Palate – With a sip, the flavor comes across more strongly than the airy nose might suggest. The wood note is absent, leaving a sweet dram of honey and spices.
Finish – The finish leaves a malty sweet aftertaste under a warm blanket.£22.80
Kingsbarns New Make Spirit 20cl WemyssView More
Kingsbarns New Make Spirit 20cl Wemyss
Nose – Quite fruity on the nose, with a waft floral air.
Palate – More fruit, particularly when tasted with water.
Finish – Golden barley notes last.£9.30
Lord Elcho 15 yo Blended Malt 70clView More
Lord Elcho 15 yo Blended Malt 70cl
Nose – Rich and warming with subtle hints of sweet spice and sandalwood.
Palate – Mouth-coating, robust and smooth imbued with luscious spiced fruits and cloves.
Finish – Long, lingering and uncompromisingly luxurious.£32.55
Lord Elcho Bended Malt NAS 70clView More
Lord Elcho Bended Malt NAS 70cl
Nose – Fresh and lively. A fruit salad of green apple, grape and pear. Warmer notes of freshly cut hay follow. Fragrant eucalyptus infused wood shavings.
Palate – Full and soft with waves of chewy caramel. A hint of ginger syrup reveals a warming spiciness. Lovely neat, but water develops the spiciness with notes of red fruits like pomegranate.
Finish – Dry and long. Crushed brazil nuts.£16.40
Nectar Grove Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 70clView More
Nectar Grove Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl
Succulent and sweet fruity character. Resonating with the fruity charisma of orange oil, ripe peach and sweet wine, developing into floral hibiscus and honeyed pastry notes.£25.95
Peat Chimney Batch Strength 70clView More
Peat Chimney Batch Strength 70cl
Nose – Nice ashy notes, with coastal hints and tarry ropes. I would say it’s more coastal than deeply peated. Sweet rhubarb in the background. Embers on a barbecue. Sugared Lapsang Souchong, pepper and roasted nuts. Bandages.
Palate – Raw, citrusy peat. Youngish. Lemon zest and lots of sweet chilli notes. Plain peated barley too. Sooty notes behind it, as well as a hint of vanilla and pear. Liquorice.
Finish – Long, earthy and sooty.£26.55
Peat Chimney Islay 8 5clView More
Peat Chimney Islay 8 5cl
Nose – The peat in the nose has a piney, sooty character, so the “chimney” moniker is quite appropriate. It exudes the fine smokey, woody, tree sap odor of a chimney after a heavy winter’s use.
Palate – The first thing to come across on the palate is a crisp clarity, followed by a rich helping of the peaty chimney flavors from the nose. Oak and citrus notes are right behind that billowing cloud of peat-and-pine smoke, along with just a slight, peppery bite.
Finish – The finish is mild, but long. It starts with the peat, evolving into a gradually fading citrus, and ultimately leaving an enduring smoky tinge.£3.20
Peat Chimney NAS 70clView More
Peat Chimney NAS 70cl
Nose – Green apples and dry wood, daubed with toffee.
Palate – Toffee and syrupy sweetness spiced with cinnamon. The smoke is there in the form of a pungent, but small note of creosote.
Finish – The liquid has an oily character that extends into the finish, coating the mouth and taking hold, leaving an aftertaste that is ashy and cinnamon-ed in equal measure. Moderate warmth grabs hold and hangs on for a stroll.£23.85
Spice King Highland 8 5clView More
Spice King Highland 8 5cl
Nose – Peppery, fruity and malty with notes of cinnamon, orange zest and hints of coconut.
Palate – Spicy with nutmeg, black pepper, toasted barley and lightly charred oak.
Finish – Rich and intense with coconut oil and malt on the tail.£3.20
Spice King NAS 70clView More
Spice King NAS 70cl
Nose – Soft and spicy with black pepper, barley and honey. Smoke, camphor and gentle peat appears.
Palate – Lightly oiled and honeyed with a distinct highland heather and barley character. There is also a touch of spice and dry peat on the middle. Not as fresh as the nose but pleasantly oily.
Finish – Good length with the citrus appearing. Lingering squashed fruit, dry peat and spice.£22.80
The Hive 8 5clView More
The Hive 8 5cl
Nose – Malty and nutty with a precise oaky character. Toffee. Apples cooked in honey.
Palate – Round and sweet with a bitter oak note. A bit weak at mid-palate. Oak revails. Drying on ground ginger.
Finish – Dry, a bit astringent with a sweet aftertaste. Dried apples.£3.20
Vanilla Burst – Wemyss Family Collection 70clView More
Vanilla Burst – Wemyss Family Collection 70cl
Nose – Vanilla! Certainly does what it says on the tin. Quite a malty and syrupy vanilla, with notes of citrus. Orchard fruits, pears predominantly. Creamy – cream cheese perhaps. Stem ginger. Touches of pineapple and grapefruit.
Palate – A ginger warmth, with plenty of baked apples, cinnamon, golden syrup and lemon juice. Grassy and peppery; something about this suggests plenty of refill casks.
Finish – Medium to short oily, straw-like finish.£26.30
Wemyss Carpaccio Salsa Verde 1981 (Caol Ila) 70clView More
Wemyss Carpaccio Salsa Verde 1981 (Caol Ila) 70cl
Nose – Cardamom, lime peel, apple and a hint of leafy coriander. Subtle savoury hints of sea salt and black pepper crisps.
Palate – Refreshing, though a hint of mature oak gives it a brooding edge.
Finish – Lingering salinity and herbal freshness.£241.35
Wemyss Fruit and Nut Bake 1996 (Glenrothes) 70clView More
Wemyss Fruit and Nut Bake 1996 (Glenrothes) 70cl
Nose – Gingerbread, cassia, melted butter and a hint of heather.
Palate – Slightly oily but rich in cake-y sweetness. Chocolatey at points.
Finish – Walnut, cedar, quince jam.£65.10
Wemyss Lemon Butter Sole 2002 (Bunnahabhain) 70clView More
Wemyss Lemon Butter Sole 2002 (Bunnahabhain) 70cl
Nose – Rock pools, buttercups, quince and fresh honeydew melon.
Palate – Rounded citrus and creamy caramel, followed by a hint of salt ‘n’ pepper crisps.
Finish – Lingering salinity and cedar spice warmth.£48.95
Wemyss Loch Indaal Catch 1982 (Bowmore) 70clView More
Wemyss Loch Indaal Catch 1982 (Bowmore) 70cl
Nose – Fragrant wood smoke, sea breeze, black pepper and a little whiff of clove-studded orange.
Palate – Ginger snap, toasted oak, light notes of floral malt, caramel chunks and more black pepper.
Finish – Apple freshness and a touch of flaky sea salt.£420.25
Wemyss Princes Torte 2007 North British 70clView More
Wemyss Princes Torte 2007 North British 70cl
Nose – Almond, salted butter, a whiff of vanilla essence and some underlying white pepper.
Palate – Certainly rather cake-y indeed! Plenty of baking spice warmth coming through too.
Finish – Lasting marzipan with a hint of strawberry jam and black pepper.£38.45