Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
42.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 08 12 19
Bottled for
Wemyss Cask Club
Added on
06 feb 2020 11:19 am by maltaholic
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Average value

€ 192.40

Whisky reviews for Velvet Fig 25-year-old

76 users have left 80 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.95 points.

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  1. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    For ~ 30% Sherried Bunna 1988 portion quite cheap ... will the content of the barrels have still had 40% ...?

    In any case, it is worth devoting a little time to the drop
    I don't understand some opinions that this malt is watered down. From the label yes, but whoever tries it will know what I mean.

    For me, a rare, yet clear 90-point candidate - because the balance is right

    Tasted in handmade corrugated glass by Olaf Tappert
    • Nose
      90 90
      The fruit dominates. A spicy ripeness develops behind it. No barrel that kills everything, the oak is a great addition and rounds off perfectly with spices.
      We come to the details: forest fruits, raisins, red gummy bears, candied grapes, soft, light caramel. Behind it cinnamon, some maggi, salt, a hint of chocolate, marzipan and an old chest of drawers. 0.0% sulfur, no fear.
      I have an association with an old sherried Glengoyne and a special Glenfarclas Family Cask with little nut. Only the background salt disturbs the impression.
      The intensity of a first sip makes the nose "close". Even if it is difficult - an intensive nose before the first sip is advisable. It takes time for the nose to pick up the subtleties again.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Even more sweet and surprisingly sparkling for 42.3%. Then it takes a moment for the flavors to develop. Yes, here we have a well-developed malt that does not deny its age.
      In the mouth, the spice plays a stronger role than in the nose, but in no way displaces the fruitiness. A nice fruit basket, here now also candied apple, now also the eponymous fig, more berries, more compote, with nuts, coffee, pepper, later dark chocolate. I would have blindly typed it around 46%, such an intensity at 42.3% is remarkable.
      Exhaling through your nose is pure pleasure.
    • Finish
      92 92
      A nice complementary and not intense dryness until the finish. Even now a nice balance: fruit, sweetness, spice and dryness result in an ideal symbiosis. With the fruits I am now with Turkish apple tea and figs. Coffee becomes clearer, the chocolate darker, cinnamon stick, nutmeg. I also had an association with cola. Interesting...
      Long and intense, my preferences are met almost perfectly. Not too bitter like many other long-matured Sherry Cask bottlings.

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