The Wemyss family has had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century. In December 2014, Wemyss (pronounced Weemz) took their passion to new heights by opening Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre in East Neuk of Fife, Scotland, overlooking the world-renowned Kingsbarns Championship Gold Course.
Wemyss uses the taste and aromas of the individual whiskies to identify each bottling, rather than the distillery, so the consumer can more easily understand the style being purchased. To do this Wemyss utilizes a "Nosing Panel" chaired by industry veteran and aficionado, Charlie Maclean, author of no less than eight books on the subject.
The range of scotch whiskies includes a line of Blended Malts as well as several Single Malt-Single Cask bottlings. Our range of handcrafted blended malts was conceived with the aim of making them more accessible and understandable. We use the taste and aromas of the individual whiskies to identify each bottling, rather than the distillery, so the consumer can more easily understand the style being purchased.
Up to sixteen different single malt whiskies are expertly blended together before introducing the signature malts to create three distinct taste profiles under Charles Macleans guidance: 'Spicy' (Spice King), 'Peaty' (Peat Chimney) and 'Honeyed' (The Hive). 'Kiln Embers' is a smoky addition to the Wemyss line up, blended with double the amount of smoky Islay malt whisky than its sister whisky, Peat Chimney.
WEMYSS MALTS SPICE KING (NAS) BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Color : Copper Gold.
Nose : Slowly develops revealing succulent stewed plums and raisins and well-polished wood.
Palate : Hot pepper prickles sea-salt sprinkled chestnuts, spicy orange zest and cinnamon. Fine leather mingles with damp heather buffeted by coastal sea spray.