With our family's premium wine background we have long been aware of the practice of blending specially selected wines to create unique expressions. When we began Wemyss Malts we knew we wanted to take that philosophy forward into the whiskies we produced, blending a small number of very fine casks so the end result was a marriage of flavours and aromas that were beautifully balanced and greater than the sum of its parts.
Up to ten different single malt whiskies are expertly blended together before introducing the “signature” malts to create three distinct taste profiles; 'Spicy', 'Peaty' and 'Honeyed'.
The Hive uses a signature malt from Speyside, giving citrus and honeyed top notes. For Spice King, the signature malt we use is from the Highlands and Islands, to produce a whisky with rich, full and spicy top notes. Peat Chimney uses an Islay signature malt to give top notes of sweet smoke, salt and peat.
Bottled at 46% alcohol strength and non-chill filtered, the new no age statement whiskies are robust and full of flavour like their aged counterparts yet offer a different take on the taste profiles. Three new ways for you to explore the whisky regions of Scotland.
The range has 8 and 12 year old age expressions bottled at 40% to create smooth and rounded whiskies.
You can watch whisky legend Charlie Maclean, lead a tasting of our blended malt range on YouTube - please click on the links below:
Introduction by Charlie Maclean
Tasting of The Hive by Charlie Maclean
Tasting of Spice King by Charlie Maclean
Tasting of Peat Chimney by Charlie Maclean