Caol Ila / Wemyss Malts

Wemyss Malts Lemon Smoke Review

Wemyss Lemon Smoke The last in this current series of Wemyss Malts reviews, this one being Lemon Smoke, a cracking 1998 vintage dram from Islay's Caol Ila distillery.

This dram was provided to Livingston Whisky Club by the very kind staff of Wemyss Malts for a tasting and it was very much appreciated and well thought of by all who attended that tasting. The names of the bottles really do represent what is inside the bottle really well and Wemyss Malts need to be congratulated for getting that right.

Hugely smoky, do you expect any less with Caol Ila, and yet it still retains that fresh citrus note underneath, this really is a powerful and interesting dram.

many thanks once again to Wemyss Malts for their support of Livingston Whisky Club .

Tasting Notes & Details


Huge smoke here that reminds me of arbroath smoked kippers along with a touch of sweet lemongrass and sweet fruits including papaya, mango and dragonfruit.


sweet lemongrass and lemon rind with more abroath smokies


smoky and fresh

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Wemyss Malts Lemon Smoke
Age: 1998 Vintage
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Caol Ila
Bottler: Wemyss Malts
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 22/11/2013 by Tom

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