Wemyss Malts release extremely rare single-cask whiskies

The expressions are named for aromas and tastes found in the bottle
Six new single-cask whiskies from Wemyss Malts, of which only a few hundred bottles each are available, sport names like ‘Jam on Toast’ and ‘Bananas and Cream’ in a bid to entice the consumer with bold and easily accessible labelling.

Additionally, each label is colour-coded to match one of six flavour categories: sweet, spicy, smoky, rich, light and oily. The updated packaging also includes a bespoke decanter bottle and gift box.

Four Speyside single malts, one Highland single malt, one Lowland single malt and one single-grain whisky make up the new release. Each cask has been selected by Isabella Wemyss, director of production at Wemyss Malts, and bottled at natural colour with no chill-filtration.

William Wemyss, founder and managing director, commented, “Winter is all about treasuring time with loved ones over the festive period. With this in mind our latest selection of single casks conveys an assortment of fortifying and warming flavours.

“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.”

The expressions range from £88 to £300 in RRP. Four of the six bottlings will be available in selected retailers in the UK, EU and key Asian markets, with ‘Jam on Toast’ exclusively available to those with Wemyss Malts Cask Club membership (which is free and can be acquired via the Wemyss website). ‘Clove Studded Oranges’, meanwhile, will only be available in the Wemyss online shop.