|Wemyss, Lord Elcho 15-year-old blended Scotch whisky (Scotland) |
Having made a name in the world of whisky with blended malts and single cask releases, Wemyss Malts has now introduced a premium blended Scotch. According to the company, “The whisky is named after Wemyss Malts founder's 18th century ancestor who was a loyal supporter to Bonnie Prince Charlie and led his lifeguards at the Battle of Culloden during the ill-fated Jacobite uprising in 1745. For his part in the uprising, Elcho was stripped of his title and lands and exiled to France, never returning to his native Scotland.
“Lord Elcho's brave character is now recreated in this new premium blended Scotch whisky. Imbued with the refined masculine spirit of its namesake, Lord Elcho blended Scotch whisky is rich, smooth and aged to perfection. Crafted from a carefully chosen selection of the finest malt and grain whiskies (each aged a minimum of 15 years) with an emphasis on malt whisky matured in sherry casks.” The nose offers sherry, vanilla, mandarin oranges, pipe tobacco and dark toffee. Smooth and full-bodied, fruity, with caramel and cloves, plus a balancing hint of latakia tobacco and soft smoke. Elegant, yet robust. Long and silky in the finish. A very stylish and satisfying blend.
40.0% ABV, 70cl, £49.50, specialist whisky merchants.