Independent bottler Wemyss Malts have started 2017 by releasing a selection of new single cask whiskies ranging from 14 to 28 years old. Nosed, tasted and selected by the celebrated whisky writer Charlie Maclean, each bottling has a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character and have been bottled non-chill-filtered and in their naturally colour.
The full single cask list of the initial 2017 release comprises:
“The Ship's Decanter” a (24YO) single cask from Bunnahabhain distillery, bottled cask strength at 45.6%
“Scallop Divers Dram” a (28YO) single cask from Bunnahabhain distillery, bottled at 46%
“Peppered Biltong” a (20YO) single cask from Clynelish distillery, bottled at 46%
“Mango Anise Sorbet” a (21YO) single cask from Braeval distillery, bottled at 46.0%
“Spiced Apple Strudel” a (14YO) single cask from Craigellachie distillery, 70cl bottled at 46.0%
“Apple Syllabub” a (26YO) single cask from Bladnoch distillery, bottled at 46%
“Tiramisu Layers” a (19YO) single cask from Invergordon grain distillery, bottled at 46%
“Hedgerow Berries” a (20YO) single cask from Glenrothes distillery bottles at 46.0%
William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented: “Following the successes of our multiple single cask releases and the launch of our first Batch Strength blended malts in 2016, Wemyss Malts has entered 2017 in a very strong position which is reflected in our newest release of single cask whisky. Hand-picked from our cask stocks, our first 2017 release reflects the scope and variety of our maturing single cask whisky, from the fruity and oily “Spiced Apple Strudel” to the pair of Bunnahabhain casks “The Ship's Decanter” and “Scallop Divers Dram” which really demonstrate how diverse single cask whisky can be. ”.
Each cask is limited to only a few hundred bottles with suggested retail prices ranging from £70 to £270. These bottlings will be available in selected retailers in the UK, EU and key Asian markets.