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Wemyss Malts Launches Single Cask Range in USA… at WhiskyFest San Francisco!

Very exciting news! Here’s the press release we received:WemyssRangePICT5801

Following the success of its blended malts, Wemyss Malts is pleased to announce the American launch of its Single Cask range at WhiskyFest San Francisco on October 16th 2009.

Each cask is hand selected for its exceptional quality and celebrates the unique and contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions (Islay, Highland, Lowland and Speyside).  Each cask is bottled at 46% ABV, no caramel is added and none are chill filtered.

Wemyss Malts is the brainchild of the Wemyss (prounced ‘weems’) family from Fife, Scotland.  Based on the premise that the terminology used in the whisky industry can be confusing, the Wemyss family use the aromas and tastes of the individual whiskies to uniquely identify each bottling, permitting the consumer to easily understand what style of whisky is being purchased. 

The family’s connection with the whisky industry dates back to the turn of the 19th century when Haig’s first distillery was built on Wemyss land.  Even today barley from their estate in Fife is grown for many of Scotland’s leading distilleries.

William Wemyss, Managing Director of Wemyss Malts comments ‘We are delighted with the response our hand crafted vatted malts have had in America and on the back of this have decided to bring our Single Cask range to this important market. WhiskyFest is an appropriate event to launch them at since attendees are knowledgeable consumers who will appreciate our quality.’’

2 Responses to “Wemyss Malts Launches Single Cask Range in USA… at WhiskyFest San Francisco!”

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  2. Todd says:

    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 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?

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