Velvet Fig Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Oloroso Sherry
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 21 10 14 3 18:24 BB
Added on
10 Nov 2014 10:32 am by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 54.50

8 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

132 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Velvet Fig Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.22 points

  1. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Overall, this blended malt is quite nice. The alcohol is well balanced, the reduction is not noticeable. Sherry is, as expected, influential. We still feel the youth of the whole. In short, this Velvet Fig can be drunk without asking any questions; but does not provide ultimate shivers either. A good price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      Raisin and fig (his name is not overused). A freshness of wet grass passes fleetingly, then disappears. Tree sap here and there. A bit of hazelnut and orange peel too.
    • Taste
      Dry apricot, wet wood, sweet spices. The raisin settles. Some red berries (blackcurrant in the head) are felt, as well as candied orange.
    • Finish
      Short. A wave of fruity bitterness first, followed by dry wood and exotic spices. The dried and candied fruits come back in force afterwards.

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    great blended malt that can easily take on many 15 year olds.
    • Nose
      Orange peel and dates with light nut flavors next to dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Chocolate and dates again, this time with raisins ... sweet.
    • Finish
      long and sweet, ethereal towards the end.

  3. MHFFMNN scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Overall a fine blend. Taste is a very delicious Christmas cake.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. knopfler99 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a nice blend. The alcohol is not optimally involved and overall it is a bit one-dimensional. The smell and the taste make for the price but quite joy.
    • Nose
      85 85
      In the nose, the Velvet Fig by Wemyss makes joy. Green, sour apple, herbs and raisins combine to a very pleasant note. A little bit tickles the alcohol in the nose. In the background a touch of orange.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A warming, very pleasant taste spreads in the mouth, slightly dry and kräutrig outweigh now rather the woody bitter tones and the fruit flies, apple and raisin are almost not to taste.
    • Finish
      82 82
      In the relatively short finish, the woody and bitter aromas remain.

  5. markfeit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    orange peel and caramel on the nose, and a hint of brown sugar. Spice, cinnamon, maybe on the palate. A fine drinking malt but not one I'd reach for.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Initially tasted and scored on release from a generous sample (90 points). Recently opened bottle of this and will edit scoring as my palate has changed so much since the first tasting.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Chocolate, figs (naturally, thus the name), spicy oak, then hazelnut
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy chocolate, grape jelly, hazelnut, then citrus zest
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short finish, icewine, then oak bitterness, waxy chocolate

  7. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. McGipi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Class whiskey
    • Nose
      Sherry Sweetness, some oak
    • Taste
      very pleasant, sweet. dark fruits. With a little water it gets spicier and some pepper.
    • Finish
      long spicy finish.

  10. wekke scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Plump dates, blackberry jam, very soft oak and maybe a hint of malt loaf.
    Figs, dates, raisins, sultanas, in one lovely little package! Sprinkled
    with cinnamon, crushed walnuts and ginger, it's all a bit Christmassy,
    it is.
    Finish: Ginger and fig last on the finish.


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