Wemyss Malts have started 2017 by releasing a selection of new single cask whiskies ranging from 14 to 28 years old. Nosed, tasted and selected by whisky writer Charlie Maclean, each bottling has a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character and has been bottled without chill filtration and at their natural colour.
The full single cask list of the initial 2017 release comprises:
“The Ship’s Decanter” a (24YO) single cask from Bunnahabhain distillery, bottled cask strength at 45.6%
“Scallop Divers Dram” a (28YO) single cask from Bunnahabhain distillery, bottled at 46%
“Peppered Biltong” a (20YO) single cask from Clynelish distillery, bottled at 46%
“Mango Anise Sorbet” a (21YO) single cask from Braeval distillery, bottled at 46.0%
“Spiced Apple Strudel” a (14YO) single cask from Craigellachie distillery, 70cl bottled at 46.0%
“Apple Syllabub” a (26YO) single cask from Bladnoch distillery, bottled at 46%
“Tiramisu Layers” a (19YO) single cask from Invergordon grain distillery, bottled at 46%
“Hedgerow Berries” a (20YO) single cask from Glenrothes distillery bottles at 46.0%
Each cask is limited to only a few hundred bottles with suggested retail prices ranging from £70 to £270.
* Full disclosure: I have, in the past, done event work for Wemyss Malts which is why I don’t feel it’s appropriate to review them *