A blended Scotch with a high malt content named after a Wemyss family ancestor.
Spice King Profile
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Spice King is one of the three core blended malts in the Wemyss Malts portfolio alongside Peat Chimney and The Hive – the names of which represent each brand’s flavour profile.
As Spice King’s name suggests, the Highland-style blended malt is all about warming spicy flavours derived from 16 different distillery characters. The current make up comprises a west coast Island malt blended with other Highland, Lowland, Speyside and Islay malts, the latter of which imparts a slightly salty and smoky finish.
Spice King is bottled as a no-age-statement at 46% abv, as well as a limited edition cask strength version.
Spice King History
Introduced in 2005 as a 5-year-old at 40% abv, Spice King gradually evolved into an 8-year-old, which up until 2015 was the core expression from the brand, supported by a limited edition 12-year-old.
Blaming difficulty sourcing stocks of aged Scotch whiskies, brand owner Wemyss Malts replaced Spice King 8-year-old with an NAS version bottled at 46% abv.
In 2016 it also launched a Batch Strength limited edition (Batch 001) at 56% abv.
- 2005 Spice King is launched by Wemyss Malts Ltd, alongside Peat Chimney and The Hive
- 2015 Spice King 8-year-old is replaced by an NAS expression
- 2016 The first Spice King Batch Strength is introduced at 56% abv
- Wemyss Vintage Malts 2012 - present