The Wemyss family’s ties with malt whisky date back to the beginning of the 19th century when John Haig built his first distillery on Wemyss land. Barley from Wemyss Estate continues to be prized by many distillers today.
Wemyss, pronounced ‘Weems’, originates from the Gaelic word for caves which came out of the rocky outcrop of the Firth of Forth where the Wemyss Castle sits.
"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." - Wemyss Malts.