Wednesday, 19 October 2016

News: Batch Strength blended malts

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is releasing their well known blended malts at a higher ABV. The Spice King, The Hive and Peat Chimney are all getting a small batch brother bottled at +50% ABV. A move that  lots of serious whisky lovers will applaud. The  new range of blended malts, that have been blended from a selection of casks of single malt whiskies from over 10 Scottish distilleries, each utilising signature malts to define their flavour and aroma as the whisky names suggests.

The first three Batch Strength blended malts have been assigned Batch no.001 (obvious). The Hive Batch Strength 001 – 54.5%alc./vol., Spice King Batch Strength 001 (again obvious) – 56.0%alc./vol. and Peat Chimney Batch Strength 001 (yes... obvious) – 57.0%alc./vol. have each been bottled non chill-filtered and at the strength found to be ideal for the character of the individual batch. Each of the new blended malts delivers intensified aromas, mouthfeel and flavours due to the increased strength of alcohol by volume.

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented: “Our new Batch Strength blended malts, consist of just 6000 bottles each, providing the whisky enthusiast and adventurous consumer with more variety in their choice of blended malts. Our Batch Strength range is intensely enjoyable neat, with ice and makes the perfect ingredient for quality, short whisky cocktails such as the Old Fashioned or Rob Roy.

[caption id="attachment_1539" align="aligncenter" width="628"]Wemyss Malts Batch Strength The well-known Wemyss Blended Malts are now available in small batches bottled at cask strength.[/caption]

Spice King

Wemyss Malts Spice King

The HiveWemyss Malts The Hive

Peat Chimney

Wemyss Malts Peat Chimney

Source: Press release Wemyss Malts


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