Wemyss Malts, the independent bottler, has started 2017 by releasing new single cask whiskies, ranging from 14 to 28 years old. Nosed and tasted by whisky writer Charlie MacLean, each bottling is named descriptively, illlustrating the character of the whisky.
The full single cask list of the initial 2017 release comprises:
William Wemyss, founder and managing director at Wemyss Malts, comments: “Following the successes of our multiple single cask releases and the launch of our first Batch Strength blended malts in 2016, Wemyss Malts has entered 2017 in a very strong position which is reflected in our newest release of single cask whisky. Hand-picked from our cask stocks, our first 2017 release reflects the scope and variety of our maturing single cask whisky, from the fruity and oily “Spiced Apple Strudel” to the pair of Bunnahabhain casks “The Ship's Decanter” and “Scallop Divers Dram” which really demonstrate how diverse single cask whisky can be.”
Each cask is limited to only a few hundred bottles with suggested retail prices ranging from £70 to £270. These bottlings will be available in selected retailers in the UK, EU and key Asian markets.
25 February 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor