wemyss malt whiskyDuring November 2013, the Edinburgh based boutique spirits company Wemyss Malts released their new  Festive Season single cask expressions through the Masters of Malt website.  And with names such as “Toffee Glaze”, “Merchant’s Mahogany Chest” and “Coconut and Sandalwood” we just had to get our hands on a bottle or two. But as we were looking at the selection, they sold out, right in front of our eyes.

Within minutes the description on the website turned from ‘AVAILABLE’ to “SOLD OUT” and our hearts fell.  We have not managed to find Wemyss in South Africa yet.  We are reliant on finding it overseas and then shipping it to SA.   So we grabbed the first 3 Wemyss expressions that was still available before they could also disappear.  Luckily we  managed to get our hands a few expressions.

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Wemyss Malts expressions

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a 1991 distillation from Aultmore Distillery in Speyside.  It is a single cask release with only 354 bottles produced.  Just the name alone already sounds so intriguing.  We managed to taste this Excellent whisky in 2014 and captured our tasting notes here.

Wemyss Gooseberry Marmalade – a 1997 distillation from the Dalmore distillery on the northern shores of the Firth of Cromarty, deep in the spectacular Scottish Highlands.  Only 372 bottles of this amazing expression was released.  This release has already been sold out on the Masters of Malt website. Our 2014 tasting notes on this excellent whisky is captured here.

Wemyss Brandy Casket– a 1989 distillation from the Glen Garioch distillery in the Scottish Highlands with only 322 bottles released.  As I sit here writing this, there were still a few bottles available  at Master of Malt.  Our tasting notes for this amazing release is captured here.  This great release scored a Rating Divine and was second in our annual Whisky of the Year 2015 challenge.

Our package got stuck in SA customs for a month but eventually our 3 bottles arrived safe and sound in our collection.  Thank you Master of Malt for the prompt and great service that we always get from you.  We can’t wait to open these interesting Wemyss expressions to taste the exquisite liquid inside.  Have you managed to get hold of one of the more interesting Wemyss releases and what which one?