Wemyss Malts, Whisky made with passion

Wemyss Range

When you go to the website of Wemyss (pronounced as Weems) malts, you read the following:

The Wemyss family have had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig’s) built his first distillery on Wemyss land.

And the passion they write about, you will find this in every whisky they release. And their range of hand crafted malts was conceived with the aim of making them more accessible and understandable.

The tastingnotes:

1. Spiced Rum Baba 1988, Glenrothes / 288 bottles (46%)

  • Color: Yellow gold
  • Nose:  Apples, sultana’s, brown sugar, poached pears, oranges, cinnamon, honey, cookie dough, orangepeel and floral notes
  • Taste: Sweet oranges, lemon, cinnamon, basil, dark chocolate, cloves, lavender, honey covering fresh baked cake
  • Finish: Medium but lovely warm

Rum soaked peaches in this butt baked in a spice dusted brioche

2. Briny Tangle 1990, Bowmore / 265 bottles (46%)

  • Color: Sweet gold
  • Nose: Soft, salty flavors with lovely undertones of some lemon peel, black red,  currant leaves, red apples, crushed nuts and raspberry
  • Taste: Salty, hints of strawberries, raspberries, sweet, roses, whip-cream, caramel, honey, almonds, salty liquorice and oily
  • Finish: Lovely smooth

Sweet kelp caresses the shells on the shore with this hogshead

3. Arbor in Bloom 1995, Glen Grant /258 bottles (46%)

  • Color: Old gold
  • Nose: pencil shavings, crushed walnuts mixed with hazelnuts, spring flowers, lemon, mandarin, green apples and hints of honey and sherry
  • Taste: Sweet lemonade, sugar, oranges, dried but fresh cut grass, lemon, orange peel, sultana’s soaked in sugar water and hints of red and soft fruit
  • Finish: Sweet and mellow

Heady floral notes frame this elegant barrel laden with exotic fruit

4. Mocha Moment 1988, Invergordon / 240 bottles (46%)

  • Color: Deep gold
  • Nose: Grain, red pepper, sweet spices, creamy, grinded coffee beans, sweet brown warm sugar, honey, tobacco, cinnamon, complexity of sweet white chocolate and fresh fruit
  • Taste: Mixed dark and white chocolate, coffee liqueur, orange marmalade, sweet honey, cinnamon, sugar, red fruit, figs, hazelnuts and pepper
  • Finish: Spicy and lingering

Relax for a moment with a dark chocolate orange mocha from this butt

5. Summer Breeze 1995, Linkwood / 374 bottles (46%)

  • Color: Amber
  • Nose: Vanilla, honey, salty, honey, lemon, mango, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg. Orange blossoms and sliced green apples covered in toffee
  • Taste:Fresh, sticky honey, lemon,cinnamon, honeyloops, hints of cheesecake, warm toffee and ginger
  • Finish:Spicy and sweet

A delicate, fresh, fragrant hogshead to take you to a summer’s day

Suggestions for all: drink it neat and pure.

More information can be found at Wemyss Malts

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