News & Review: Lord Elcho – New Blended Scotch from Wemyss Malts

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(see update below…)

“Wemyss Malts is taking its second step into the world of Blended Scotch by adding a non-aged version of Lord Elcho to its range.

Lord Elcho 15yo was launched in 2012 and we are delighted to be adding another member of the family.

The nose on the new whisky is fresh and lively, with notes of fruit salad and fragrant wood shavings. The palate is full and soft, with waves of chewy caramel and a warm spiciness. Its finish is dry and long, with hints of crushed nuts.”

On to my quick wee review…

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Review: “Lemon Zest” Auchentoshan by Wemyss Malts

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Wemyss released five new single casks in April ’14, for details head here. However, on to the review of another one of those releases…

Colour: Light straw, good and natural.

Nose: That Auchentoshan farminess (I have no better description!) I often find is here, but not too strongly. It’s malty, light and zesty, and a definite lemony hint.

Palate: A slight upfront spiciness, which then dies off to be more gentle at which point the lemony zesty thing comes through.

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Review: “The Bosun’s Dram” Bunnahabhain by Wemyss Malts

the-bosuns-dram lowBunnahabhain – ‘The Bosun’s Dram’ 1997/2013 (16yo) – Wemyss Malts – 46%

Wemyss released five new single casks in April ’14, for details head here. However, on to the review of one of those releases!

Colour: Full golden.

Nose: Earthy and slightly salty yet there’s a gentle peat smoke with malty hay tones.

Palate: Earthy salty peat! Pinch of spices and some crushed late summer berries.

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News: New Single Casks from Wemyss Malts

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Wemyss Malts refreshes Single Cask line up

(Keep an eye on the blog for reviews of two of these releases coming very soon!)

Edinburgh based boutique Spirits Company Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce the release of a new parcel of single cask single malt Scotch whiskies.

Each cask is a celebration of the unique and contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions and the latest release covers three of the regions: from Islay, Highlands, and Lowlands.

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Review: Three recent Wemyss Malts reviewed (Salted Caramels, Melon Cocktail, Spiced Chocolate Cup)

Three recent Wemyss Malts reviewed

Edinburgh based boutique Spirits Company Wemyss Malts (pronounced ‘Weems’) comes from the Gaelic word for caves which stems from the rocky outcrop on the Firth of Forth on which our family home, Wemyss Castle, sits. They’re a well respected independent whisky bottler, and soon to be distillery owner with Kingsbarns Distillery in the building (as I write this).

I’ve been lucky enough to review three Wemyss Malts releases, a 1991 Glen Scotia a 1994 Aberfeldy and a 1997 Clynelish.
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