This Spring, independent bottler Wemyss Malts will release six new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 35 years old. The parcel comprises a selection of stock from Speyside, Islay and the Highlands, including a single cask, single grain release named Rosy Apple Brûlée.
The single cask list of bottlings named after the flavours and aromas discovered by the Wemyss tasting panel is: Shellfish Platter 1997 (18 yo) single cask from Bowmore Distillery, Islay; Waffles and Ice Cream 1997 (18 yo) single cask, cask-strength from Clynelish Distillery, Highlands; Chocolate Orange Segment (18 yo) single cask from Glenrothes Distillery, Speyside; Flambé Fruit 1995 (20 yo) single cask from Mortlach Distillery, Speyside; and Rosy Apple Brûlée 1988 (27 yo) single cask, single grain from Invergordon Distillery. Plus: The Admiral’s Beacon 1980 (35 yo) single cask from Caol Ila Distillery, Islay;
William Wemyss, founder and managing director at Wemyss Malts, comments: “Continuing on from the first single cask release of the year we hope our customers will be elated with a second selection that truly demonstrates the quality and magic of well-aged whiskies such as a 35 year old Caol Ila titled The Admiral's Beacon.”
Selected by the ever-diligent Charlie Maclean each cask is limited to only a few hundred bottles with suggested retail prices ranging from £80 to £240. These bottlings will be available in selected retailers in the UK, EU and key Asian markets.
30 April 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor
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