Spice King

Spice King

  • Fife, 
  • scotland

Latest Awards

  • 90 points Wine Enthusiast , November 2022

The Wemyss family has had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig's) built his first distillery on Wemyss land. Even today barley from the Wemyss Estate is prized by many of the leading distillers, and Cameronbridge Distillery is located just a few miles from the castle itself. With this passion came the gradual realization that, even for the knowledgeable consumer, much of the malt whisky terminology can be confusing. Our range of handcrafted malts was conceived with the aim of making them more accessible and understandable. We use the taste and aromas of the individual whiskies to identify each bottling, rather than the distillery, so the consumer can more easily understand the style being purchased. Up to sixteen different single malt whiskies are expertly blended together before introducing the signature malts to create three distinct taste profiles under Charles Macleans guidance: 'Spicy' (Spice King), 'Peaty' (Peat Chimney) and 'Honeyed' (The Hive).


Spice King is a small batch, hand-crafted Scotch whisky expression, intriguing and beautifully complex with spice and subtle smoke. 

Tasting Notes

Rich gold color. On the nose, rich with spiced orange and lively blossom. On the palate, deep ginger syrup with a blast of salty sea spray, pepper and aromatic spice. The finish lingers with warm smoke and tingling black pepper. Enjoy Spice King neat, on the rocks, served bold and refreshing in a Highball with ginger ale and zesty orange wedge garnish, in a beautifully complex Old Fashioned or an enticing new take on a Sazerac.


Look for a mildly smoky palate wrapped around a core of toasted nuts and honey. Most of the spice comes forward on the robust finish, showing clove, cinnamon and black-pepper heat. —K.N

Wine Enthusiast - November 2022



technical details
  • ABV: 46%
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan
Spice King Sazerac

Spice King Sazerac

  • 1.5 oz Spice King
  • Barspoon Absinthe
  • 3 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Sugar Cube
  • Lemon twist to garnish
  • In a mixing glass, add the sugar cube (or a teaspoon of sugar) and the bitters and muddle.
  • Add the whisky and ice and stir until the sugar is dissolved for around one minute.
  • Add the absinthe to a chilled rocks glass or coupe and rinse it around the sides, discarding any excess liquid.
  • Pour the whisky mixture into the glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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