Nectar Grove Batch Strength Batch No. 001(54%, Wemyss Malts, 8100 Bottles, 2019)
- ABV: 54%
- Age: NAS
- Bottling: Wemyss Malts
- Category: Blended malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £54.95 available from Wemyss Malts.com
- Origin: undisclosed
- Vintage: undeclared
What they say
Nectar Grove Batch Strength 001 is a limited edition of 8100 bottles. Created from 2 Highland single malts with fruity and nutty flavours that when combined and finished for 8 months in Madeira wine casks impart intricate wood tannins. Expect complex flavours of Nectarines, peaches and sugar coated hazlenuts.
Official tasting notes:
- Colour: Rose Copper
- Nose: Dried stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines, apricots and kumquats appear on the nose. Sugar coated hazelnuts, Jordan almonds as well as floral hints of rose water and geranium stewed tea. Deeper notes of custard tart and freshly baked baklava round off the intoxicating bouquet.
- Palate: Seville orange flavoured caramel, rich vanilla ice-cream and sugary; like freshly fried churros or a Crème brûlée. The fruit notes appear as stewed peach, banana and nectarines and all make a punchy entrance on the palate thanks to the 54.%abv.
- Finish: A mouth coating texture that allows complex spices to build such as crystallised ginger, cinnamon and saffron threads.
What I say
Wemyss Malts Nectar Grove, a blend of 2 Highland single malt whiskies finished in ex Madeira wine casks, receive a boost with this batch strength version. Batch 001 is a limited release of 8100 bottles delivered at 54% ABV.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Light gold (6/20), quick, medium tears, fine legs.
- Nose: Sweet, mixed fruits, peach, pear, nectarine, honey, syrup, vanilla and biscoff.
- Taste: Rich, medium-full bodied, syrup sweetness, frangipane, peach tart, orange and lemon barley sugars, apricot,peach, fudge.
- Finish: Medium length, golden syrup.
A rich and syrupy sweet expression, unfortunately I haven’t tried the standard version to compare or make comment on the increased ABV presentation here in the batch strength. Very drinkable without water and reminiscent of other Madeira cask finished whiskies with lots of stone fruit influence.
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