THE HIVE BATCH No.002

THE HIVE BATCH No.002

46.95

70CL | 55% abv.

  • BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

  • NON CHILL-FILTERED

The Hive Batch Strength 002 is a limited edition of just 9000 bottles. Created from single malts with signature sweetness that combine to form a complex character of citrus fruit, floral notes and sumptuous honey.

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COLOUR
Orange Blossom gold

NOSE
Juicy orange segments stewed in honey and cinnamon with a helping of saffron custard. Hints of freshly baked brioche buns and ripe stone fruit dance in the periphery

PALATE
A burst of floral sweetnedd is followed by opulent orange oil and toasted oats. At high strength a syrupy and waxy quality coats the tongue like cut honeycomb

FINISH
Effervescent cinder toffee notes dance on the palate dispersing in a clean fresh finish


A lovely malt which is heavily dependent on the honey and spice and there is nothing wrong with that! 90.5/100
— Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

BATCH STRENGTH

Wemyss Malts Batch Strength, Limited Edition is a release of blended malt Scotch whisky, each bottled at a high strength that has been chosen to best suit the character of the individual edition.

What does Batch Strength mean?

At Wemyss Malts we refer to batch strength as the final resting alcohol by volume (abv) of a whisky that has been adjusted by water or is the blend of 2 or more casks at different alcohol by volume.

Why Batch Strength and not Cask Strength?

Cask Strength refers to a whisky that has had no water added to it post maturation. This strength can range from the high 60% percent to as low as a natural strength of 40% depending on how much alcohol has evaporated.

When it comes to blending, most blenders fix their whisky samples to a set abv instead of blending with cask strength samples as the casks may change in abv between the time the test, small-scale blend has been created and the full-scale blend is finalised. Therefore there are very few examples of cask strength blended Scotches or blended malts.

We made the decision to pick a higher abv than 40%,43% and 46% to a higher strength that suits the unique flavours of the recipe.

Different aromas and flavours compounds are released at different alcohol concentrations and the drinker is free to dilute the Batch Strength whisky as they see fit, adjusting the strength and opening up the whiskies character further.


 

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