Wemyss Malts was founded in 2005 by William Wemyss, who had previously been a wine producer in Western Australian and Provence, France. The first Wemyss Malts output was a selection of blended malts, but the company has also bottles vintage independent single malts. These are generally titles with elaborate descriptors, in a similar vein to the Scotch Malts Whisky Society, and are highly regarded. In the 2013 the Wemyss family also bought the Kingsbarns distillery project, which they completed the following year, beginning production in 2015.
A Bunnahabhain, this is titled Untold Riches and was bottled at 28 years old. Interestingly, Wemyss made a rather large error when proofing the print for the label & presentation box. They mis-spelled the Distillery name as Bunnahabain. oops.
An austere piece of Victorian architecture on the north-east coast of Islay, Bunnahabhain is a relative outsider on the island, traditionally known for producing an un-peated single malt. The majority of this was used for blending, as was its initial intended purpose. The distillery was shut for 2 years in 1982 following the market downturn of the period, and despite being revived at low production, it was eventually officially bottled as a single malt later that decade, with the self-deprecating tag-line, "the un-pronounceable malt."
This bottle is from a private seller & is not eligible for a Vat receipt.