Details here on the WhiskyFest blog.
Are these single cask botlings going to indicate the distillery of origin? If not, the bottlers should seriously consider adding this. Overall, this idea sounds very similar to “The Rich, Spicy, One” et al. line from John, Robbo, and Mark a few years back. How did that go over in the US market?
[...] Wemyss Single Cask will have its US Debut at Whisky Fest San Francisco. [...]
Todd, I’m not sure. I don’t know if they will just identify a region, or have a generic name, or what. I haven’t seen the bottles, and the image provided isn’t detailed enough. Maybe someone else out there (across the pond?) has an answer?
Just been reading the blog, and thought i should clear up the confusion! I’m the sales & marketing manager for Wemyss, and i also choose the casks alongside Charlie Maclean. Currently, we don’t put the distillery name on the label, instead we give the whisky a name which relates to it’s tasting note. When the casks are released in the US we will be letting our distributors and retailers know the origin of the whisky, so that information can then be passed to the comsumer.
We like to have a bit of fun with the names, in a similar way to Compass Box and their Peat Monster, so in the EU we currently have (amongst others):
Vanilla Smoke(peated Bunna)
Ginger Treacle(Glen Elgin)
Toffee Apple (Glenrothes)
Spiced Figs (Dalmore)
The 3 casks we’re launching at WhiskyFest will be in a similar vein.
Hope this clears up any confusion!
Thanks Susan for the update and for your candidness.
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