By Emma Briones
Wemyss Malts has just recently launched three rare and unique scotch whiskies exclusively for the US market in a collaboration with Palm Bay International.
The malt whisky terminology can be difficult to decipher, even for a knowledgeable consumer. That is why the team at Wemyss Malts has chosen bold names for their malt whisky range, putting a particular stamp on “Distillery X from Year Y aged in cask Z.” Each name is chosen for the aromas and tastes found in the bottle, uniquely identifying each whisky. The three new single casks follow this naming convention, like “Hike to the Haven.” This single cask from Wemyss Malts has been bottled, as is the norm for the range, at 46% ABV, without chill filtration and at a natural color.
Hike to the Haven was distilled at the Bunnahabhain Distillery in 1990 and only 238 bottles have been produced.
Hike to the Haven is pale gold in the glass with long tears. On the nose, there are iodine and salty aromas that blend with some greenery and floral scents. There is a light fruity touch, with pears and citrus notes.
On the palate, Hike to the Haven highlights its briny side, mixing the salty notes with hints of seaweed. It starts grassy and spicy to be followed by its sweeter side, finishing with a touch of sweet peaches.
The finish is the real highlight of the dram. It is really smooth and long, with different layers to enjoy.
Hike to the Haven is one of those whiskies that you have to try if you have got the change. Sweet, salty and surprising, you won’t regret a single drop.
Wemyss Malt Hike to the Haven is available in limited quantities in the US and it is retailed at $200 per 750ml bottle.