Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is launching a new limited edition to complement its award-winning blended malts range. The new ‘Kiln Embers’ is a smoky addition to the Wemyss line up, blended with double the amount of smoky Islay malt whisky than its sister whisky, Peat Chimney.
Following its popular 2014 limited release, Velvet Fig, Wemyss Malts has created this no-age statement expression to offer an additional peaty dimension to its blended malt range. Kiln Embers is also non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46% abv. With a limited release of just 12,000 bottles globally, it is presented in a gift carton and will be available in specialist spirits stores at around £42.
Like the rest of the Wemyss Malts blended malts selection, Kiln Embers is named after the whisky’s natural flavours and aromas. The whisky’s name and gift carton are inspired by the barley malting process where peat is added to a kiln to develop the smoky flavours found in this whisky. On the nose, snuffed smoke mingles with salted lemons and sweet cure bacon; while oats and orange peel toast over embers and heathery peat on the palate; resulting in a sweet smoke finish.
William Wemyss, Managing Director of Wemyss Malts, commented: “When I started this business in 2005, I never envisaged the amazing breadth of flavours to be found in whiskies. Our new “Kiln Embers” is even smokier than our existing smoky favourite Peat Chimney and is a fitting celebration of our ten years in the industry. ”