Wemyss Malts launches first Single Cask release of 2019


Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is kicking off 2019 with the release of a selection of new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 30 years old. Nosed, tasted and selected by the celebrated whisky writer Charlie Maclean and the Wemyss Malts team, each bottling has a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character and have been bottled non-chill-filtered and in their natural colour.

The full single cask list of the first 2019 release comprises:

  • “Clay Pot Cooked Seafood” a 21 year old single hogshead cask from Bunnahabhain distillery, bottled cask strength at 55.3%abv

  • “Luxury Damson Jam” a 30 year old ex-sherry puncheon cask from Bunnahabhain distillery, bottled at 46%abv

  • “Smoked Pico De Gallo” a 26 year old single hogshead cask from Bowmore distillery, bottled at 46%abv

  • “Pork and Plum Terrine” a 23 year old single hogshead cask from Clynelish distillery, bottled at 46%abv

  • “Fresh Danish Pastries” a 17 year old hogshead cask from Benrinnes distillery, bottled at 46%abv

  • “Gardeners’ Biscuit Break” a 18 year old ex-sherry butt from Linkwood distillery, bottled at 46%abv

  • “Hazlenut Praline” a 23 year old hogshead cask from Glen Keith distillery, bottled at 46%abv

  • “Butterscotch Ice Cream” a 24 year old hogshead cask from Strathmill distillery, bottled at 46%abv

  • Waffles and Maple Syrup” a 30 year old ex-sherry butt, from Invergordon distillery bottled cask strength at 59.9%abv

  • “Caramel Apple Sauce” a 27 year old ex-sherry butt, from North British distillery bottled at 46%abv.

A full description of the single cask whisky can be found on Wemyss Malts newly launched website

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented:

“2019’s first release from Wemyss Malts is another demonstration of the diversity and quality of our single cask offerings with personal favourites of mine being “Waffles and Maple Syrup” and “Caramel Apple Sauce” from the often overlooked single grain whisky category.
Additionally in this latest single cask release we selected one very special bottling, a 35 year old Caol Ila named “Smoky Nectar” to be made available exclusively to our Wemyss Malts Cask Club members.

Anyone interested may join the Wemyss Malts Whisky Club for free via the newly launched website”

Each cask is limited to only a few hundred bottles with suggested retail prices ranging from £70 to £280. These bottlings will be available in selected retailers in the UK, EU and key Asian markets.

Steven Shand