Wemyss Malts Whisky Independent Bottler

Wemyss Malts Independent Bottler

Wemyss Malts is the brainchild of the Wemyss (prounced weems) family from Fife, Scotland. Their family seat is Wemyss Castle in Fife where they have lived since the 1300s.

The family's connection with the whisky industry dates back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig's first distillery was built on family land.

Even today barley from the Wemyss Estate is grown for many of Scotland's leading distilleries, and Cameron Bridge distillery is located just a few miles from the castle itself.

With this passion came the gradual realisation that, even for the knowledgeable consumer, much of the malt whisky terminology can be confusing. Their range of hand crafted malts was conceived with the aim of making them more accessible and understandable.

They use the taste and aromas of the individual whiskies to identify each bottling, rather than the distillery, so the consumer can more easily understand the style being purchased. For example there range of single cask whiskies includes whiskies with names such as Bonfire Embers, The Herb Garden and Toffee Apples.

At Wemyss Malts they choose the best malt whisky casks that the industry has to offer - they do this by having their 'Nosing Panel' pore over many different casks that come in from their suppliers. They are in effect what the wine industry calls a 'negociant'- choosing, blending and bottling a small number of very fine casks for their discerning customers.

Their Nosing Panel is chaired by no lesser an industry character and aficionado than Charles Maclean, author of no less than eight books on the subject. Having chosen them they then designate them for either our blended malt range or, if they're considered of outstanding quality, their Single Cask range. All their whiskies are identified by their natural taste and aromas.

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