Whisky bottlers Wemyss Malts
have launched an exclusive single cask range, each hand-selected by distilleries and collectors across Scotland.
There are 19 single cask whiskies in the collection, with each expression said to showcase the variety in production, season and cask influence in the Scotch industry. Each cask has provided between 50-700 bottles.
New packaging has been unveiled to coincide with the launch, with the new design focusing on the key information that makes up each whisky, including age, cask type and the distillery.
Isabella Wemyss, Director of Production, said: “This collection celebrates the exceptional whisky distilleries based across Scotland and it’s a privilege to be able to bring these special whiskies to market. The taste, experience and emotion conjured by each drink has been our absolute focus, creating accessible and unpretentious whiskies to encourage the adventurous exploration of flavour. As a brand we’re constantly experimenting and discovering, it’s been a really exciting time to bring together components from dozens of distilleries and create a bespoke range crafted to suit each taste whether that is sweet, complexly spicy or gently smoky.”
Nine of the casks will be launched as market exclusive, which includes a 28-year-old Mortlach cask, dubbed Supper Club, which will be available only online to Wemyss Malts Cask Club
members. Other expressions in the range include After Derby Day, the oldest release, and Carriages at Midnight, with each name determined by using the aromas and tastes of each whisky.
Founder of the company William Wemyss further commented: “Single cask whisky is unique in that it is a snapshot of the distillery on one day of production and the type of cask that has been matured in – allowing for the crafting of complex and signature flavours. The release size means there will be ample different flavour profiles for all palates to enjoy – with the maturing age ranging from 13 years through to 29.”
To celebrate the release of this collection, the brand will also release a Whisky Villanelle, with the hopes of appealing to an audience that might not otherwise drink.