Our family name, pronounced ‘Weems’, comes from the Gaelic word for caves which stems from the rocky outcrop on the Firth of Forth on which our family home, Wemyss Castle, sits.
Our range of hand crafted 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.
At Wemyss Malts we choose the best malt whisky casks that the industry has to offer – we do this by having our ‘nosing and tasting panel’ pore over the many different casks maturing in distillery warehouses across Scotland. We are in effect what the wine industry calls a ‘negociant’- choosing, blending and bottling a small number of very fine casks for our discerning customers.
Our panel is led by both Isabella Wemyss and industry character and Master of the Quaich Charlie Maclean. Having chosen the casks we then designate them for either our blended malt range or, if they’re considered of outstanding quality, our Single Cask range. All our our whiskies are identified by their natural taste and aromas, acting as a tasting note for what you might expect inside