Wemyss Vintage Malts came into being because of the long standing passion the family of the same name have for malt whisky. It’s as simple as that. The name is pronounced ‘Weems’ and it’s the Scots word for caves.
The family come from Fife and their home, since the turn of the 13th century, is Wemyss Castle which sits on top of an outcrop of rocks and caves three hundred foot above the Firth of Forth looking back towards Edinburgh.
Their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig’s) built his first distillery on Wemyss land. Even today barley from the Wemyss Estate is prized by many of the leading distillers.
Each cask of malt has its own unique character, so it is not suprising that distilleries blend together many different casks to achieve taste consistency for their single malt brands - it makes a lot of sense. We believe that by doing this something can get lost.
Our malts are from a single cask. The casks are meticulously selected, with the help of industry expert Charlie Maclean (author of eight books on the subject of malt whisky), and only the truly exceptional casks are chosen. These casks, due to their individuality, are not necessarily representative of the distillery make and consequently each one is attributed a name based on its own taste and aroma. Due to the nature of a single cask selection supply is very limited and is usually restricted to between three and four hundred bottles.
All are bottled at a minimum of 46% with a select few being bottled at cask strength under The Earl’s Reserve label. None of them are chill-filtered as well as being free of artificial colouring, such as caramel. That way they reach you in their natural state.
For list of available casks please use the navigation bar at the top and select ‘sales’.
The core of our philosophy at Wemyss Vintage Malts is that our malts should reflect the region from which they come. Consequently, we present our malts on a regional basis reflecting the different taste profiles.
Currently, there are four different malts in the range: Speyside, Highland, Islay and Lowland.
The following provides a brief overview of the taste profiles of the different regions:
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You can purchase the full range of single casks directly by filling in the order form below. You will then be contacted for payment. Orders of less than £50 unfortunately necessitate a £6.50 delivery charge to mainland UK. For other destinations please contact us.
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|Single Highland Malt, 13 yr old||Fruity and juicy on the nose, just like the apples. An all purpose malt.||£35.00|
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