Wemyss Vintage Malts introduced in the U.S.May 24th, 2008
In an attempt to “make malt whisky more accessible,” the Wemyss Vintage Malts company just introduced two new whiskies to the U.S.
In the same vein as the Jon, Mark and Robbo (JMR) label several years back, Wemyss Vintage Malt marries a blend of malts and gives them names that describe what the whisky tastes like.
The first one being released is “The Smooth Gentleman,” followed by “The Spice King”. A third expression called “The Peat Chimney” appears later this year.
CEO William Wemyss describes his philosophy:
“By using the aromas and tastes of the individual whiskies to uniquely identify each one, the consumer is able to easily understand what style of whisky is being purchased.”
The whiskies were selected by whisky writer Charlie MacLean and are bottled at 8 years old. I have samples of the two whiskies just released and they tasted as they are described, with the youthfullness you would expect in an 8 year old whisky. If you want to get more information, you can contact William at firstname.lastname@example.org.