Each cask that is chosen for bottling is representative of the best characteristics of its regional origins and only the best casks are chosen by our Nosing Panel, which is chaired by Charlie Maclean. This strict selection process limits the number of casks which are of the exceptional quality required to be elevated into this range.
After our Nosing Panel has selected the casks, they then delve into the flavour profile of these casks to ensure that the name given to each whisky reflects the unique aromas and flavours found within the bottle.
All our single cask bottlings come in an individual gift carton, and are presented on a regional basis, reflecting the different taste profiles. Currently, there are five different malts in the range: Speyside, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Campbeltown.
All are bottled at a minimum of 46% but occasionally we come across casks of such quality that they dictate bottling at natural cask strength. All of our single cask offerings are non chill-filtered and free of artificial colouring, such as caramel. Perfect when drunk neat, or with water, whatever your taste.
We have a very strict wood policy at Wemyss Malts, to ensure that we can consistently bottle the highest quality whiskies. We only use 1st fill or 2nd fill casks* to ensure that the wood is still active and can impart as much flavour as possible. Our 1st fill casks are rejuvenated by charring (the process of burning the inside of the cask to remove the old wood) to revitalise the wood before being re-used.
*1st fill casks are those which have previously held Sherry or Bourbon, but are being used for whisky maturation for the first time. 2nd fill casks are those which are being used for whisky maturation for a 2nd time.
We are dedicated to producing the highest quality of whiskies possible, and so have also introduced a filling programme, in order for us to ensure quality and sustainability of Wemyss Malts in years to come.