Wemyss Lord Elcho

Wemyss Lord Elcho

Lord Elcho is a non-age stated basement proof blended scotch whisky from bottler Wemyss. With this named, NAS series they appear to be going after the Compass Box style. It is said to be minimum 40% malt whisky, and the rest grain whisky. Apparently this was previously released as an age stated 15 year old variant, which I have not tasted. This is not that.

I tasted this blind, beside two of their other NAS bottlings (reviews to come).

This marks the start of my wander in Wemyss, a series of 6 reviews of Wemyss products. I know I just started the speyside thing, but it will have to wait, damn it.

  1. Wemyss Lord Elcho 2. Wemyss Vanilla Burst
  2. Wemyss Treacle Chest 4. Wemyss Continental Platter (20yo Clynelish)
  3. Wemyss Chewy Pineapple Crisps (21yo Clynelish) 6. Wemyss Peat Chimney

Distiller: Undisclosed blend
Distilled: Undisclosed
Bottled: Undisclosed
ABV: 40%
Age: NAS
Cask type: Undisclosed
Source: Pour at Grand Terminus, Bergen, Norway.
Setting: Blind.

Nose: It’s a light one! Butterscotch, pancakes, and it all kind of ties together to a coherent maple syrup thing.
Palate: Maple syrup, again. Apple, and some ethanol hotness.
Finish: Syrupy (not necessary maple, going more in the Golden syrup direction now), clean and a bit doughy. Decent length.
Overall: Light and pretty, but surprisingly full on the palate, and a reasonable amount of complexity. I liked this, but it didn’t really blow my mind.
Reveal: Well, it tastes a lot hotter than it is. Interesting. I would not buy a bottle of this, but it is worth a pour at a bar for a taste.
Rank: 4