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May 17, 2017

Palm Bay International and Wemyss Malts Announce Launch of Exclusive, Limited Production Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

(May 2017) – Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International is delighted to announce the launch of three very rare single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies from artisanal spirits producer Wemyss Malts.

The team at Wemyss Malts believes that much of malt whisky terminology can be difficult to decipher, even for a knowledgeable consumer.  The expressions from the Wemyss malt whisky range are boldly named for the aromas and tastes found in the bottle, uniquely identifying each whisky. The three new single casks follow this naming convention and have been given intriguing, descriptive names to entice and guide whisky consumers.  Each cask yielded only a few hundred bottles and the resulting whiskies are extremely rare.  All are bottled at their natural color and are non-chill filtered at 46% abv.

The below Wemyss Malts single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies will be available in limited markets. Suggested retail prices range from $130 - $200 per 750ml bottle.

Weymss Malts
  • Italian Bakery Delight: A classic Speyside from Glenrothes distillery. Distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2016, this single cask, single malt is 19 years old with 347 bottles produced.  As its name implies, it offers a light palate with flavors of vanilla custard and honey coated baked stone fruits spread over a brioche bread.
  • Coastal Orchard: From the northern Highlands Clynelish distillery.  Distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2016, this single cask, single malt is 19 years old with 269 bottles produced. It offers a mouth coating palate with top notes of freshly crushed apple juice, citrus and salted caramel toffee.
  • Hike to the Haven: From the Islay distillery of Bunnahabhain. Distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2016, this single cask, single malt is a majestic 25 years old with just 238 bottles produced. It finishes salty and briny with touches of greenery like a salad dressed with seaweed vinaigrette. 

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director of Wemyss Malts, commented; “The U.S. is extremely important for us due to the rising interest in craft spirits, and we're delighted to introduce these three single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies exclusively with Palm Bay International.  These limited production bottlings are extremely rare and I'm sure they will be much sought after by Scotch connoisseurs.”

Palm Bay International also imports Wemyss Malts award-winning range of blended malt Scotch whiskies: The Hive, Spice King and Peat Chimney, as well as Darnley's View London Dry Gin.

 

About Wemyss Malts

The Wemyss (pronounced ‘weems’) family seat is Wemyss Castle in Fife where they have lived since the 1300s.  The family’s connection with the whisky industry dates back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig’s first distillery was built on family land. Even today, barley from their estate in Fife is grown for many of Scotland’s leading distilleries.  The Wemyss Malts whisky and gin portfolio is available in over 20 markets worldwide. The Wemyss family built a new single malt distillery in Fife at Kingsbarns which opened on December 1st 2014 and plan to open Darnley's Gin Distillery on the same site in summer 2017.

 

About Palm Bay International:

Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including over 50 suppliers from around the globe. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit: www.palmbay.com.

For further press inquiries, please contact:

Bethany Burke                                            Kristin Calmes

T: (516) 802-4736                                      T: (516) 802-4708             

Email:  bburke@palmbay.com                 Email:  kcalmes@palmbay.com