Wemyss Malts has unveiled six single cask Scotch whiskies, including a 30-year-old bottling from Highland distillery Blair Athol. Each expression has been named according to its flavor profile, spanning sweet, spicy, smoky, rich, light, and oily.
The oldest whisky in the new collection is the 30-year-old Blair Athol, which will be available exclusively to Wemyss Malts’ Cask Club members for £300 ($400 USD) per 700ml bottle. It was matured in a first-fill Sherry hogshead.
Jam on Toast, a ‘spicy and jammy’ single malt, was distilled in 1991 and bottled this year at its cask strength of 50.6% ABV. Only 226 bottles have been created.
“We have selected one very special bottling; a 30-year-old Blair Athol named ‘Jam on Toast’ to be an exclusive release to our Wemyss Malts Cask Club members,” said Kirsty Mackinnon, brand manager, Wemyss Malts. “Anyone interested may join the Cask Club free via our website. Whether you are a newcomer to whisky or an experienced imbiber, the Wemyss Malts Cask Club also aims to delight and enlighten with regular features and competitions.”
The new releases also include Bananas and Cream (46% ABV), a single cask, grain whisky from Strathclyde distillery. The whisky was distilled in 2005 and bottled after 16 years in 2021. It will retail for £88 ($117 USD).
Clove Studded Oranges (48.8 % ABV) was selected from Speyside distillery Glenrothes. Distilled in 1996 and bottled at 25 years old, the whisky is priced at £200 ($266 USD) per 700ml.
Kiwi and Chilli (55.2% ABV) was also sourced from Glenrothes. Only 282 bottles are available, priced at £225 ($229 USD) each. The 25-year-old whisky was distilled in 1996 and is said to have honey-rich sweetness, exotic fruit and spice on the palate.
Distilled in 1996, the Sweet Disposition (56.3% ABV) comes from the Glen Keith Distillery in Speyside and is limited to 492 bottles, each priced at £200 ($266 USD).
Completing the range is Ultimate Apple Pie (46% ABV), a single cask bottling from Glen Moray in Speyside. Distilled in 1996, the 25-year-old expression will retail for £150 ($200 USD).
“Winter is all about treasuring time with loved ones over the festive period, with this in mind our latest selection of single casks convey an assortment of fortifying and warming flavours,” said William Wemyss, founder and managing director at Wemyss Malts. “With this assortment of single casks from the spritely and sweet Ultimate Apple Pie, to the incredibly decadent Glenrothes aptly named Clove Studded Oranges and the show stopping 30-year-old Blair Athol named Jam on Toast, we truly have something to please all whisky fans.”
Four of the six whiskies will be available from select retailers in the UK, EU, and key Asian markets.
For more information, head over Wemyss Malts’ official website.
In January, Wemyss Malts unveiled its first single malt Scotch whisky, the Untold Riches 28 Year Old.