Wemyss Malts Kiln Embers Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Like the rest of the Wemyss Malts blended malts selection, Kiln Embers is named after the whisky's natural flavors and aromas. The whisky's name is inspired by the barley malting process where peat is added to a kiln to develop the smoky flavors found in this whisky. On the nose, snuffed smoke mingles with salted lemons and sweet cured bacon; while oats and orange peel toast over embers and heathery peat on the palate; resulting in a sweet smoke finish.
Pronounced ‘Weems’; the Scots language word for caves, the historic Scottish clan and family traces its roots from the ancient Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. For over six centuries, the ancestral home and seat of The Earl of Wemyss; Wemyss Castle has sat atop ancient caves that have been formed into the sea-battered cliffs.
For many centuries Scottish barley has been grown in the surrounding area of the Wemyss Castle, barley that would eventually be used for making of Scotch whisky.
The Wemyss family was noted in the developing history of the Scotch whisky industry during the 19th century when John Haig built his first distillery, Cameron Bridge, now the largest spirit producing distillery in Europe, on Wemyss family land.
Today, highly prized Scottish barley is grown by farmers on the Wemyss Estate and is used by many leading distillers to make their malt whisky. Founded by Williams Wemyss in 2005, he utilized his background expertise in premium French wine making and the family’s Scottish roots to begin exploring the blending of quality single malt whiskies.
Originally created as a lighter alternative to Single Malts to appeal to the Americans during Prohibition, Blended Scotch Whiskies are a mix of both grain and malt whiskies that have been sourced from multiple distilleries and aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. Nine out of every ten bottles of Scotch sold is a Blended Scotch Whisky and they are generally far more affordable than Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.