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Press Reviews & Awards

Some recent reviews of our whiskies are listed below.

The Hive 12 years old
Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Compeition 2014

Lord Elcho NAS Blended Scotch
Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014

Peat Chimney 12 years old
90/100 Excellent/Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014

Peat Chimney 12 years old
Bronze Medal, Whisky Magazine World Whisky Awards 2014, Blended Malt

Wizards of Whisky 2014
Wemyss Malts is named Independent Bottler of the Year 2014
Lord Elcho 15yo wins Independent Whisky of the Year
Lord Elcho 15yo wins a Gold Medal
The Hive 8yo wins a Gold Medal

Single Cask, Winter Larder, 20yr old (Glen Elgin)
No 16, Paul Pacult's The 2013 Spirit Journal's World Top 120 Spirits

Peat Chimney 12 years old
Gold Medal, International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013

Lord Elcho 15 years old
Silver Medal, International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013

Peat Chimney 12 years old
Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2013

Lord Elcho 15 years old
Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2013

Peat Chimney 12 years old
Gold Medal, Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters 2013

Spice King 12 years old
Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013

Spice King 12 years old
Best Scotch Blended Malt, World Whisky Awards 2013 (Whisky Magazine)

Single Cask Lemon Grove, Cragganmore, 1989
94.5/100, Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2013

Spice King 8 years old
Silver Medal Winner - 88/100 Highly Recommended, Beverage Tasting Institute

The Hive 8 years old
Silver Medal Winner - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 (IWSC)

The Hive 12 years old
Silver Medal Winner - International Spirits Challenge 2012 (ISC)

The Hive 8 years old
Silver Medal Winner - Spirits Business - Scotch Whisky Masters 2012

Peat Chimney 8 years old
Double Gold Medal Winner - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012

The Hive 12 years old
Winner - World Whisky Awards 2012, Best Scotch Blended Malt Scotch, Whisky Magazine

Peat Chimney 8 years old
93/100 - Finalist Excellent/Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012

Lemon Grove 22 yr old 1989
5+/5 stars - CLASS Magazine December 2011, Top 50 Best Spirits and Liqueurs 2011

The Hive 12 years old
4 stars - CLASS Magazine October 2011
93/100 - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2012

Mocha Spice 21 yr old 1990 - "A beautifully balanced and mature dram. Rich, complex, aristocratic." Recommended - Whisky Magazine Issue 97 Aug/Sept 2011

Ginger Compote 15 yr old 1996 - "Great balance - true to its distillery character but a slightly softer edge than usual." Best Buy - Whisky Magazine Issue 97 Aug/Sept 2011

Peat Chimney 12 years old - Silver, Best in Class award.
Spice King 12 years old - Silver award
Smooth Gentleman 12 years old - Silver award
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 (IWSC)

Peat Chimney 8 years old - Silver medal
Spice King 8 years old - Silver medal
Smooth Gentleman 8 years old - Silver medal
International Spirits Challenge 2011 (ISC)

Ginger Compote 15 yr old 1996 - "88/100 Ginger aplenty, along with cumin, crystallized fruit, and jellied peach." Malt Advocate, Issue 20 Summer 2011

Spice King 8yr old - "5 stars.  A superb wintery whisky."  CLASS Magazine, December 2010

Peat Chimney 8yr old - One of the 25 Best Scotch Whiskies to drink in 2010 Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2010

Peat Chimney 5yr old - "8.3/10. An Islay greatest hits package " Whisky Magazine, August 2010

Smooth Gentleman 8yr old - " 90-95 pts: Superb/Highly Recommended" Spirit Journal, January 2010

Spice King 5yr old - "85-89 pts: Very Good/Recommended" Spirit Journal, January 2010

Honey Smoke 13yr old 1996 - "8.2/10. Sweet and gently flowing. Wild silk. An enticing islander " Whisky Magazine, June 2010

Tropical Spice 19yr old 1990 - "8.2/10. Big rich flavours. A good everyday dram that shows balance and complexity " Whisky Magazine, June 2010

Tropical Spice 19yr old 1990 - "95/100 Liquid Gold Award" Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011

Autumn Leaves 12yr old 1997 - "8.2/10. A fresh and balanced dram. A perfect appetiser " Whisky Magazine, June 2010

Award winning whiskiesSpice King 8yr old - Silver Award The Spirit Business Travel Retail Masters Awards, 2010

Campbelltown 1970 The Almond Tree - "8.5/10. A superb dram combining fruit and spice in the most elegant way " Whisky Magazine

Peat Chimney 8yr old - "Without doubt the crown jewel of the trio… looking forward to keeping this one in my collection" Celtic Malts

Smooth Gentleman 8yr old - One of the Top 50 Spirits of 2009 Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2009