Wemyss Wooden Chest

Wemyss Wooden Chest

Wemyss Wooden Chest is a blended malt that appears to have been created for the Scotch Whiskey Advent Calendar 5th Edition. I could not find any real information out there about it. It was bottled at 46%.

This is 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
Distilled: Undisclosed
Bottled: Undisclosed
ABV: 46%
Age: NAS
Cask type: Undisclosed
Source: The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar (5th Edition)
Setting: Blind

Nose: Round and buttery, milk chocolate, mellow woody funk, light grassy/hay notes. Treacle, sultana and dried apricot. Rather dark overall.
Palate: Bursts with hot spice, sulfured apricots, some nutmeg and grain.
Finish: Very present spice brings tones of vanilla, butter, golden syrup and raw grain. Reasonably long finish.
Overall: An interesting chocolatey pour that feels a little simple to me. The spice on the palate picks up and creates some interest, but it fell off a little after that. Sort of like tasting mild food after eating a chili.
Rank: 5