Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

World Whisky Award :: Wemyss Malts wins another World Whisky Award :: Velvet Fig :: 20th March, 2015

Wemyss Malts wins another World Whisky Award :: Velvet Fig :: 20th March, 2015

Edinburgh based boutique Spirits Company Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce that it is celebrating a third World Whisky Award from Whisky Magazine as Best Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2015.

This year's winner is "Velvet Fig", a limited edition launched in late 2014. Only 6000 bottles were available and the whisky was bottled at 46% abv and non chill-filtered.
Like the rest of the Wemyss Malts blended malts selection, "Velvet Fig" is named after the whisky's natural flavours and aromas. The natural mahogany colour has a depth and richness that comes from the quality sherry casks selected. The generous nose is abundant with rich fruits bound with sweet mead and warm leather. The palate has luscious golden sultanas, soft fig and Medjool dates, spiced with nutmeg and ginger and yielding sweet chestnut and toasted walnuts in the finale.

Wemyss blended malts have collected World Whisky Award for best blended malt Scotch twice before: “The Hive” in 2012 and "Spice King" in 2013. "Peat Chimney" collected the bronze award in 2014.

Speaking after his presentation at yesterday's Whiskies and Spirits Conference in London, William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented: “This award for "Velvet Fig" is a great start to Wemyss Malts' 10th anniversary year. "Velvet Fig" has been enormously popular for us and bottles can still be found in specialist retail and online whisky stores.”

Read more about Wemyss Malts and buy online

Lord Elcho 15 Year Old Blended WhiskyLord Elcho 15 Year Old Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £54.83
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change



Peat Chimney (Wemyss Malts) Blended Malt WhiskyPeat Chimney (Wemyss Malts) Blended Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £39.83
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change



The Hive (Wemyss Malts) Blended Malt WhiskyThe Hive (Wemyss Malts) Blended Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £37.84
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change



Spice King (Wemyss Malts) Blended Malt WhiskySpice King (Wemyss Malts) Blended Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £37.84
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change



Darnleys View London Dry GinDarnleys View London Dry Gin ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £31.45
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change



Darnleys View Spiced London Dry GinDarnleys View Spiced London Dry Gin ~ 42.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £30.34
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change



Lord Elcho Blended WhiskyLord Elcho Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £26.83
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change



<< Back to the Wemyss Malts main page

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Latest Whisky News

See all whisky press releases for 2019

Balcones Distilling Launches New Texas Pot Still Bourbon

Balcones Distilling Launches New Texas Pot Still Bourbon

WACO, TEXAS: Balcones Distilling has today announced the launch of its Texas Pot Still Bourbon as the newest addition to the distillery’s core lineup of expressions. Read more

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Family whisky makers Wemyss Malts have relaunched wemyssmalts.com, a brand new website offering whisky fans the chance to join the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. Membership offers access to unique bottlings released solely to the members as well as preview purchases of the latest malt whisky releases. Read more

Exclusive Interview with Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord: Glasgow Whisky Bar

Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord

It’s a pub that I have been into many times in the past, even before my passion for whisky took over. So, when I got the opportunity to meet the owner of “Bon Accord”, Paul McDonagh, I jumped at the chance. Read more

100,000 bottles of rare whisky sold at UK auction in 2018 - Value of rare whisky bottles sold at UK auction exceeds £40m

Rare Whisky 101 co-founders Andy Simpson and David Robertson

Rare Whisky 101 co-founders Andy Simpson and David Robertson

The UK’s rare whisky auction market has exceeded sales of more than 100,000 bottles of rare whisky in a single year for the first time as global demand accelerates. Read more

New Irish Whiskey With A French Connection Writers' Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish

New Irish Whiskey With A French Connection Writers' Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish

Carlow, Ireland: 5 February, 2019:  Walsh Whiskey has released Writers’ Tears Copper Pot - Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish, a super-premium edition of its universally popular Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Irish whiskey. It is the fourth expression released under the Writers’ Tears range. Read more

Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

Loch Lomond Group has launched the Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition (46.8% ABV) in the UK, the oldest expression ever to be released from the now lost Littlemill distillery. Read more

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3548) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3548) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 45.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,393.19
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Laphroaig 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 11729) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 11729) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £371.68
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glen Grant 1951 (bottled 2011) (cask 3198) - (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky
Glen Grant 1951 (bottled 2011) (cask 3198) - (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,800.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glen Elgin 20 Year Old 1995 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky
Glen Elgin 20 Year Old 1995 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky ~ 51.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £316.73
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


John Walker & Sons Private Collection - 2016 Edition (No Box) Blended Whisky
John Walker & Sons Private Collection - 2016 Edition (No Box) Blended Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £499.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Royal Brackla 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts Single Malt Whisky
Royal Brackla 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts Single Malt Whisky ~ 59.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Littlemill 19 Year Old 1991 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky
Littlemill 19 Year Old 1991 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 50% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £350.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Lagavulin 18 Year Old - Feis Ile 2016 Single Malt Whisky
Lagavulin 18 Year Old - Feis Ile 2016 Single Malt Whisky ~ 49.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Royal Brackla 24 Year Old 1975 (cask 5446) - First Cask Single Malt Whisky
Royal Brackla 24 Year Old 1975 (cask 5446) - First Cask Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £350.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,995.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter