Wemyss Malts has launched a range of six single-cask expressions demonstrating an enticing range of whisky flavour profiles.
Sporting bold, flavour-led names such as Jam on Toast and Ulimate Apple Pie, the expressions are a bid by Wemyss Malts to cut through the sometimes confusing world of whisky terminology.
Each cask has been selected by Wemyss Malts’ director of production, Isabella Wemyss, with a moniker illustrative of its predominant character and a colour-coded label to match the flavour category it falls into: sweet, spicy, smoky, rich, light and oily.
The new range will be released with an updated packaging design, including a bespoke decanter bottle and illustrated labels and gift boxes. Just a few hundred bottles (750ml) of each of the new single-cask whiskies will be available.
The range comprises:
Bananas and Cream – a light grain whisky from Strathclyde distillery, distilled in 2005 (RRP £88)
Clove Studded Oranges – from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, distilled in 1996, 197 bottles available (RRP £200)
Jam on Toast – a spicy single cask from Highland distiller Blair Athol, distilled in 1991, 226 bottles available (RRP £300)
Kiwi and Chilli – a sweet and spicy whisky from Glenrothes, distilled in 1996, 282 bottles available (RRP £225)
Sweet Disposition – from Glen Keith Distillery in Speyside, distilled in 1996 with 492 bottles available (RRP £200)
Ultimate Apple Pie – a sweet single cask from Speyside’s Glen Moray distillery, distilled in 1996 (RRP £150)
Four of the six bottlings will be available in selected retailers in the UK, EU and key Asian markets. Jam on Toast will be available exclusively for Wemyss Malts Cask Club members, while Clove Studded Oranges will be available exclusively through the Wemyss Malts website.
William Wemyss, founder and managing director at Wemyss Malts, said: “Winter is all about treasuring time with loved ones over the festive period. With this in mind, our latest selection of single casks conveys an assortment of fortifying and warm flavours.”
6 December 2021 – Bethany Whymark