Keeping it in the family

INDEPENDENT bottler Wemyss Malts is releasing a new range of Scotch malt whiskies produced from the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks.

Under the guidance of industry experts, including Charlie MacLean, the Wemyss family has selected various casks; each yearly Wemyss Family Collection release will focus on one specific influence that impacts whisky – be it regional, malt style or cask effect.

The first two releases are said to represent two opposing whisky styles: bourbon cask matured and sherry cask matured whisky.

Vanilla Burst is said to be a blend of two Speyside single malts matured in 15 first-fill ex-bourbon barrels; while Treacle Chest is a blend of two Highland single malts matured in 14 first-fill ex-sherry hogsheads.

Both 46% ABV blended malts are bottled non chill-filtered.