Today we have the sole Blended Scotch Whisky in the 6th edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar. Coming from those able folk at Wemyss Malts the Lord Elcho is their only Blended Scotch brand.
Some of you may remember all the way back to the 1st Edition and the 15 Year Old Lord Elcho that was found on day 10. This particular edition is the little brother to that dram at a more entry level pricepoint but the same percentage of Single Grain to Single Malt 60% to 40%. That is a very high percentage of malt for such an inexpensive blend.
As a throwback to that 1st edition here is a snippet of info about Lord Elcho and why he is front and center on the Wemyss Blend.
Lord Elcho, 1721-1787, was the eldest son of the 5th Earl of Wemyss, one of the current company owners’ ancestors. Courageous and loyal, Lord Elcho was the commander of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army. After the Jacobites’ defeat at the battle of Culloden in 1746, Elcho was exiled to France – never to return to his native Scotland.
Wemyss Malts Lord Elcho Blended Scotch Whisky – NAS – 40% abv
Colour: Light Gold. Even though this is youngish whisky Wemyss do not colour it like so many inexpensive blends.
Nose: Very fresh, apples, pears, hints of malt, certainly a young nose but very pleasant.
Palate: Candy apple. Like a green granny smith with the sticky red toffee coating. Bing that it 100% what this whisky is saying to my palate. Nice and light. A very easy drinking dram with enough sweetness and a tough of crisp fruit to carry it all along.
Finish: Longer than I was expecting with a tingle of oaky spice at the end.
A delicious little blended Scotch that shows well with the high malt content. Without the mass quantities of blended Scotches sold around the world we would not be able to find any delicious single and blended malts on any shelves.
It will be really interesting to see how all the blind tasting goes today with the boys in NZ and Foodquig. Can they pick the blended Scotch?
So to see for yourself how everyone does on today’s blended Scotch you will want to go and check out our guest Youtubers at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US. Plus the bonus Food Quig reviews.
On day 12 of the 5th edition we had the Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Classic blended malt.
Tomorrow we are boarding another ferry to the islands for something truly epic from Douglas Laing.
Well we are at the tipping point tomorrow where we start to head down the hill to Christmas day. Hard to beleive that we are half way through the 6th edition. Thanks so much for joining in again.
See you on the morrow.