Wemyss Malts bottles 30-year-old Bowmore

Jan 23, 2020by Melita Kiely

Edinburgh-based Wemyss Malts has released just 174 bottles of a 30-year-old, Sherry cask-matured Bowmore Scotch whisky.

The single cask, single malt, called Black Gold, will be available exclusively to the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. It was distilled in 1989 and matured in a single Sherry hogshead cask for 30 years, before being bottled at an exact cask strength of 50% ABV. Tasting notes include dried dark fruits, treacle toffee and kiln smoke. The whisky is available now via the online Wemyss Malts Cask Club, priced at £599 (US$786) per 700ml bottle and gift box. Becoming a member of the Cask Club is free, and fans can sign up online at wemyssmalts.com/cask-club. William Wemyss, director of Wemyss Malts, said: “Black Gold is a strikingly distinctive single cask, single malt whisky and a great release to start the 2020 celebration of the 15th anniversary of the founding of Wemyss Malts. “I hope Cask Club members will enjoy, savour and share among friends the remaining 174 bottles as I purchased the first one for myself and have already enjoyed a few drams of it.”