MEET THE TEAM: WILLIAM WEMYSS, FOUNDER OF WEMYSS MALTS
Next up in our Meet the Team series, introducing William Wemyss, founder of Wemyss Malts.
"When I founded Wemyss Malts back in 2005, I did so to source a small number of high quality casks to bottle as Single Casks based on enquiries from customers of our French wine business. They kept asking ‘why does a Scottish family own a French vineyard? Where’s the Single Malt?' It is a source of huge pride to see what’s happened to the business since, and the fact that it remains very much family owned and run. Long may that continue.
In terms of my specific role, I love the variety, as no two days are the same. About the only thing I never do is actually distill! Pre-pandemic, I would travel regularly to overseas markets to meet with our import partners; these relationships date back many years and are very important to us. I cant wait to get back out there again when Covid permits. The past year has seen Zoom become my best friend, whether that’s on calls with the team or others. Roll on a more normal world!"
Follow William's whisky journey at @wemyss_william