Wemyss react to Diminishing aged stock
Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is evolving its award-winning blended malts portfolio: The Hive, Spice King and Peat Chimney. Following the success of last year’s limited edition Velvet Fig, these whiskies are now available as no age statement lines bottled at 46% abv, non chill-filtered, presented in gift packaging.
The Wemyss blended malts are named after each whisky’s natural flavours and aromas: The Hive with natural honeyed notes, Spice King for its sweet spicy character and Peat Chimney for its gentle smokiness.
The limited edition Velvet Fig launched in Autumn last year was named after its rich fruit characteristics and won a World Whisky Award from Whisky Magazine as Best Blended Malt Scotch 2015.
As part of this review, recognising the global shortage of aged Scotch whisky, Wemyss Malts will be discontinuing the 8 years old blended malt range, while the 12 years old range will continue on a limited basis.
William Wemyss, Managing Director of Wemyss Malts, commented: “Velvet Fig was our first blended malt foray into higher strength and non chill-filtered bottlings and the reception from our customers was extremely positive. Consequently, we felt that the time was right to move our core expressions of The Hive, Spice King and Peat Chimney in the same direction.”