• Wemyss is pronounced “Weems” • It’s the Scots word for caves • Named after the caves on the rocky shore of Fife beside Wemyss Castle which is the historic family home of the Wemyss family • This picture is on all the Wemyss whisky labels
The Wemyss family has a long association with whisky • John Haig (founder of Haig’s) built his first distillery on Wemyss land at the turn of the 19th century • Barley from the Wemyss Estate is still used by many leading distillers • Cameron Bridge distillery is only a few miles away from the Estate
• Wemyss understands that much of the malt whisky terminology can be confusing – even for the knowledgeable consumer. • The Wemyss malts range aims to be more accessible and understandable. • Wemyss uses the taste and aromas of individual whiskies to identify each bottling.
• Wemyss Malts is an independent bottler of Scotch Malt Whisky. • As an independent bottler, Wemyss chooses the very highest quality of malts whiskies available to be part of the range. • It is a family owned company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. • Company launched 2005.
• Spice King consists mainly of single malts from the Highland whisky region • Spice King has a sweet spicy character that lingers pleasantly • Availableat8yearsold (naked bottle) and 12 years old in a gift tin
• Peat Chimney consists mainly of single malts from Islay (Scottish island and whisky region) • Islay malts are known for their smoky and peaty characteristics which comes from the peat used in the barley malting process • Peat Chimney has a rich smoky taste • Available at 8 years old (naked bottle) and 12 years old in a gift tin
• TheHive consists mainly of single malts from the Speyside whisky region • The Hive has a honeyed sweetness in the taste • Available at 8 years old (naked bottle) and 12 years old in a gift tin
• Single Malt whisky is matured in oak casks and a single cask bottling is malt whisky from a single cask • Wemyss truly exceptional single casks are chosen by Charlie Maclean • Typically, between 300 and 600 bottles come from a cask • Usually bottled at 46% abv, the whisky is neither coloured nor chill filtered • The range celebrates the different regions – Islay, Speyside, Campbeltown, Lowlands and Highland