Wemyss releases Midsummer’s single casksBy Kristiane Sherry
Independent bottler Wemyss Malts had released a collection of nine single cask whiskies to mark Midsummer’s Day on 21 June.
The releases range from 18 to 27 years, and, in signature company style, have been given descriptive names based on flavour and aroma notes given by the Wemyss tasting panel.
Selected by renowned whisky writer Charles Maclean, each cask is limited to a few hundred bottles.
In full, the Midsummer Single Cask Release comprises:
- Arbor in Bloom 1995 (20yo) single cask from Glen Grant Distillery
- Speyside Summer Breeze 1995 (20yo) single cask from Linkwood Distillery
- Speyside Spiced Rum Baba 1988 (27yo) single cask from Glenrothes Distillery
- Speyside Fields of Barley 1990 (24yo) single cask from Bunnahabhain Distillery
- Islay Lemon Buttered Kippers (18yo) single cask from Bunnahabhain Distillery
- Islay Briny Tangle (25yo) single cask from Bowmore Distillery, Islay
- Banquet of Fruits (21yo) single cask from Aberfeldy Distillery, Highlands
- Nuts about Pears (24yo) single cask from Blair Athol Distillery, Highlands
- Mocha Moment (27yo) single cask single grain from Invergordon Distillery
“As there are more hours of daylight today, we’ve released a larger batch of nine single casks to provide an opulent choice of drams to enjoy through the long evening light,” said William Wemyss, founder and managing director at Wemyss Malts.
“From the topical Summer Breeze and Fields of Barley to Arbor in Bloom and Banquet of Fruits, all are ideal for joining in with the midsummer revelries.”
Suggested retail prices for the bottlings range from £80-150 for 70cl. The whiskies will be available in selected US, EU and Asian retailers.