Review - Velvet Fig

Another one bites the dust. Another favourite lays its bottle on the line. This Weymess Malts limited release of 6,000 100% oloroso sherry cask matured whisky has served me exceedingly well.  Sherry cask whisky is the direction that I lean and this is an excellent example.  Could it have been better.? Well perhaps an age statement?  But that aside a very good quality dram.

  • ABV 46% vol
  • 70cl
  • Price £40
  • Nose 23/25 - sweet sherry all the way with lots of dried and candied fruits.
  • Taste 20/25 - spicy fruit cake or an exceptionally mild curry.
  • Finish 20/25 - if it was instrument then this is a big low bass, fuelled by a lump of ginger.
  • Balance 21/25 - slightly muddied, more SD than HD, could be slightly better defined.
  • Total 84/100

Glasgow Whisky Festival 2014 - a recollection

No review today, in fact no reviews yet this month!!  Why? I have the mother of all colds :-( and have had for almost the entire month. The only whisky consumed has been for medicinal purposes and any attempt at nosing or tasting notes would be simply pointless.  So I thought I'd cast my mind back to the Glasgow Whisky Festival 2014 which was held last month in The Arches. I had a simply superb afternoon (as always) enjoying great drams with good friends in a relaxed, fun and lively atmosphere.  My personal highlights were the newly released Velvet Fig from Wemyss Malts which was just as good as I had hoped it would be (I bought a bottle so I think I liked it!) and watching Tincup whiskey (which I'd already tasted so knew was good) winning over just about everyone who tasted it!

Don't just take my word for the great time had by all head on over to The Whisky Moose and Tom's Whisky Reviews to read their thoughts on it.