Wemyss Malts has launched a new limited edition blended whisky, Smoky Shores. Just 5,526 bottles of the non-age statement expression are set to be released.
On the nose, Wemyss Malts Smoky Shores delivers robust notes of snuffed smoke, salted lemons and sweet cured bacon with intense aromas of crushed mint leaves that fuse with aromatic rosemary. The palate features earthy white pepper and zesty lemons alongside notes of wild oats, orange peel, and malted bread toasted over embers of heathery peat. The finish delivers bitter espresso before a long salty mouth-coating finish drifts away.
The limited expression comes packaged in an intricately foiled gift carton, inside a bespoke decanter bottle, with an illustrated label design that takes inspiration from the barley malting process. Smoky Shores is a sister whisky to Peat Chimney, a smoky whisky from the brand’s core range.
Commenting on the release of Smoky Shores, Isabella Wemyss, owner and Director of Production, said: “We’re delighted with our new Smoky Shores bottling. Our existing smoky favourite from the core range, Peat Chimney, is already a big hit among our peat fans, and Smoky Shores has an even more intense, delicious smoky flavour, a real treat for peated whisky enthusiasts.
“Adding to the all-round flavour experience, you’ll find hand-crafted illustrations on the packaging inspired by the malting process. These really bring to life the tasting notes and flavour within the bottle, transporting you to coastal seashores.
“On 25th January, we’ll be raising a glass to our smoky whisky fans around the world – Smoky Shores is the perfect accompaniment to a Burns Night supper.”
Bottled at 46% ABV, Wemyss Malts Smoky Shores is priced at £50 and is available globally through the brand’s official website.
Last month, Wemyss Malts 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.