Sunday, August 13, 2017


Multi-award winning Wemyss Malts, has announced the launch new range of blended Scotch malt whiskies, which have been produced using whiskies from their family’s private collection.

Under the guidance of industry experts including Charlie Maclean, the Wemyss family have handpicked casks that show the perfect balance between wood and whisky to craft exceptional blended malt whiskies. Each annual Wemyss Family Collection release will focus on one specific influence that impacts whisky, be it regional, malt style or cask effect.

Wemyss Family Collection - Treacle Chest

The first two releases of the Wemyss Family Collection represent two opposite whisky styles; that of bourbon cask matured and sherry cask matured whisky. In keeping with other releases from Wemyss Malts, these new bottlings have been given flavour led names by the Wemyss tasting panel.

Vanilla Burst (46% ABV) is a blend of 2 Speyside single malts with a light and fruity character that were chosen to mature in 15 1st-fill Ex-bourbon barrels. Limited to 4800 bottles, Vanilla Burst is said to perfectly demonstrate an intense 1st fill bourbon wood influence on a light and sweet Speyside malt Scotch whisky.

Treacle Chest (46% ABV) is a blend of only 2 Highland single malts with a sweet, cereal character that were chosen to be matured in just 14 1st-fill ex-sherry hogsheads. Limited to 6300 bottles, Treacle Chest is said to be a perfect example of how rich and weighty 1st fill ex-sherry casks influence unpeated Highland Scotch malt whisky.

Commenting on the launch, William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, said: “It is with great anticipation and excitement that we release to the drinks enthusiast and whisky community the first two Wemyss Family Collection bottlings. We are very proud of the quality of these two blended malts and look forward to seeing how future yearly releases will compare.”

The Wemyss Family Collection Vanilla Burst and Treacle Chest bottlings, will be available mid-August from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £43.00 and £47.00.

Posted by Steve Rush