THE WEMYSS FAMILY
Pronounced ‘Weems’; the Scots language word for caves, the historic Scottish clan and family traces its roots from the ancient Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. For over six centuries, the ancestral home and seat of The Earl of Wemyss; Wemyss Castle has sat atop ancient caves that have been formed into the sea-battered cliffs.
For many centuries Scottish barley has been grown in the surrounding area of the Wemyss Castle, barley that would eventually be used for making of Scotch whisky…
A HISTORY STEEPED IN UISGE-BEATHA (THE WATER OF LIFE)
The Wemyss family was noted in the developing history of the Scotch whisky industry during the 19th century when John Haig built his first distillery, Cameron Bridge, now the largest spirit producing distillery in Europe, on Wemyss family land.
Today, highly prized Scottish barley is grown by farmers on the Wemyss Estate and is used by many leading distillers to make their malt whisky.
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
Founded by Williams Wemyss in 2005, he utilised his background expertise in premium French wine making and the family’s Scottish roots to begin exploring the blending of quality single malt whiskies.
Whisky, new make spirit, oak casks and mature whisky are expertly sourced by William’s sister, Isabella Wemyss, to produce superior, small-batch blended malt Scotch whiskies.