Wemyss Nectar Grove

Wemyss Nectar Grove

Wemyss Nectar Grove is a blend of highland malts which are finished in Madeira casks. It was released this year
(2018) as a part of Wemyss’s renewing their blended malt collection. It is bottled in classic Wemyss style at 46%, and also in typical Wemyss still there is very little other information available.

Despite the picture, this is in fact Nectar Grove. Apparently the calendar creator had to get a little funky with names because of SWA regulations.

This is part of a series of blind tastings from the “The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Edition” advent calendar. I do not know what is in the calendar, so every one of these reviews is 100% no prior knowledge.

1. Macduff 2003 14yo (Single Cask Nation)
2. Wemyss Wooden Chest
3. Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Classic
4. Glen Moray 2008 9yo #5764 (Secret Spirits)
5. Craigellachie 12yo 2006 Cask Strength (Secret Spirits)
6. Exclusive Malts Islay Sherry Cask (Laphroaig)
7. Adelphi Breath of Speyside 2006 (11yo)
8. Balmenach 2004 13yo (Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask)
9. Glen Moray 2007 10yo (A.D. Rattray)
10. Royal Brackla 2006 11yo (Secret Spirits)
11. Wemyss Delicious Burst
12. Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Classic
13. Auchinderom - Peated Glenglassaugh (Malt Whisky Company)
14. Knockdhu 2009 9yo (A.D. Rattray)
15. Caol Ila 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
16. Wemyss Nectar Grove
17. Glentauchers 2008 10yo (Secret Spirits)
18. Glenallachie 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
19. Williamson (Laphroaig) 2005 13yo (A.D. Rattray)
20. Stones of Stenness Orkney Aged 18yo (Single Cask Nation)
21. Inchgower 1995 21yo (Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask)
22. Towiemore Archivist (Lost Distillery Company)
23. North British 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)
24. Inchmurrin 1996 21yo (Secret Spirits)
25. Glen Grant 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)

Distiller: Undisclosed
Bottler: Wemyss
Distilled: Undisclosed
Bottled: 2018
ABV: 46%
Age: NAS
Cask type: ex-Bourbon, Madeira finish
Source: Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Ed.
Setting: Blind

Nose: Buttery french toast, golden syrup, a woodsy earthiness, seaweed, mothballs and bread. A youngness that presents itself in hay and cereal, but in a complimentary way.
Palate: The bready note breathes fire, then dies to a dull sweetness with a fruity banana and tangerine character.
Finish: Tangerine candy, vanilla and some oak. the finish is rather fleeting, but good while it lasts.
Overall: Very interesting indeed! The nose is full of excitement with notes that are completely unseen in this advent calendar so far, stale bread and syrup lead the way into a heat-filled affair on the palate. It tastes fairly young, but is very good regardless. Enjoyable stuff.
Rank: 7
Reveal: Shit, for the price, this is definitely daily drinker material. Fantastic value for money. Undeniably young, it’s true, but undeniably delicious, too.