A blended malt for peat reek fans, but it’s not an all-Islay affair.
Lord Elcho Profile
Blended Scotch Whisky
This blended Scotch whisky from Wemyss Malts takes its narrative from the life of the 5th Earl of Wemyss, also known as Lord Elcho. Born in 1721 he was a stern supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the Jacobite uprising, and an ancestor of the founders of Wemyss Malts.
The Lord Elcho brand is available as a no-age-statement blend and a premium 15-year-old, both of which contain a high malt content and are bottled at 40% abv.
The core NAS expression is mostly fruity, grassy and sweet while the 15-year-old adopts a spicier character from a longer period spent in cask.
Lord Elcho History
William Wemyss founded Wemyss Malts, the Fife-based blender and bottler, in 2005.
Lord Elcho was launched in 2012 as a 15-year-old, which was joined two years later by the NAS expression.
- 2005 Wemyss Malts Ltd is founded by William Wemyss
- 2012 Wemyss Malts releases Lord Elcho as a 15-year-old bottling
- 2014 Lord Elcho NAS is released
- Wemyss Vintage Malts 2012 - present