Wemyss Malts Nectar Grove (46% ABV) – it’s so pretty!

on Mar 19 in Blended whisky, Photography by dan

At Whisky times we get sent a lot of press releases and requests for coverage, and to be honest we are rarely interested in posting the stuff because it’s going to be on 10 other sites already, and it’s usually not that interesting, creative or insightful.

However; we’re suckers for beautiful product design and photography, and so when we were sent this press-release, with such pretty whisky pictures we had to post something. Some real effort and thought has gone into this design, and some effort has gone into the photography too. It’s so easy to just slap a traditional label with a stag or some other clichè Scottish iconography, that we commend Wemyss Malts for resisting the temptation, and creating this very pretty and unusual box design.

Here is the PR… but first the pictures.

Family run, independent bottler Wemyss Malts is releasing a new blended Scotch malt whisky called Nectar Grove. Wemyss has selected Highland Scotch whiskies and finished them for a further period in casks which had previously held Madeira wine.

In keeping with other releases from Wemyss Malts, such as The Hive, Spice King and Peat Chimney; this new whisky has been given a flavor led name by the Wemyss tasting panel which reflects its succulent and luscious fruit character.

In Wemyss’ first foray into finishing, the Highland blended malt has been imbued with the fruity and complex sweet flavours of Madeira wine and reminiscent of a ripe fruit grove of peaches, nectarines and citrus. The finish is of gentle oak spice, sweet pastries and juicy stone fruits. This fruity and fragrant malt whisky is ideally suited for enjoying during warm summertime’s and can be used to make a refreshing whisky cobbler cocktail.

Nectar Grove is bottled at its natural colour which has a beautiful peachy golden hue and at 46% non-chill filtered to retain the intensity of flavours and aromas in this whisky.

The eye-catching packaging design was inspired by Portuguese ceramics and fretwork, reflecting the vibrancy and variation within the whisky.

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented: “We are delighted with the results of our first “finished” blended malt. Nectar Grove continues our line of limited edition blended malts which has previously included World Whisky Award winners Velvet Fig and Kiln Embers. ”

9000 bottles of Nectar Grove will be available from selected retailers in the UK, EU and Asian markets with suggested retail price of £43.95

 

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