Tuesday, June 25, 2019


The Edinburgh based boutique spirits company Wemyss Malts, has today announced the launch of two new Highland blended malt Scotch whiskies, as part of its Family Collection range.

Wemyss Malts Blooming Gorse (46% ABV) which is limited to 6,900 bottles, is a combination of two Highland single malts matured in a total of fifteen first fill ex-bourbon barrels and first fill ex-bourbon hogsheads.
Wemyss announces the launch of two new Highland blended malt Scotch whiskies

Wemyss Malts Flaming Feast (46% ABV) which is limited to 6,000 bottles, is a combination of fifteen casks from two smoky single malt distilleries from the east Highlands and west coast, matured in first fill bourbon barrels and de-charred and re-charred American oak casks.

Both malt whiskies have been crafted from the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks which were sourced by Isabella Wemyss and filled under her supervision. Years later, the mature whisky casks were selected by famed whisky writer Charlie Maclean and the Wemyss Malts team only when the spirit and casks had reached absolute balance and harmony, ready for crafting into these latest blended malt whiskies.

Each Wemyss Family Collection release focuses on a specific influence that impacts Scotch malt whisky, be it regional, spirit style or cask effect. For these two releases The Wemyss Malts blenders decided to focus on the Highland region for these twin releases.

Commenting on the news Steve Shand, Wemyss Brand Manager, said: “The brief we set for these blended malts was to really illustrate the diversity of Highland malt whisky and show that there really is no one Highland regional style. Casks selected for the Family Collection are always very well balanced with active oak therefore the recipes were purposely kept simple. We selected casks from only a few single malt varieties for each blend to find complementing flavours that establish depth and complexity once combined and left to marry.”

Wemyss Malts Blooming Gorse and Flaming Feast, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £46.00 and £48.00.

Posted by Steve Rush