A noble heritage

Wemyss Malts is a boutique independent bottler based in Scotland. Our family name (pronounced 'weems') comes from the Gaelic word for caves, and stems from the rocky outcrop on the Firth of Forth on which our family home, Wemyss Castle, sits. The castle and its estate have been the family seat for over six centuries.

The Wemyss family have a longstanding passion for malt whisky and our connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig's) built his first distillery on Wemyss land. Even today barley from the Wemyss Estate is prized by many of the leading distillers, and Cameron Bridge distillery is located just a few miles from the castle.

Wemyss Malts is part of a small group of companies, all committed to producing premium products reflective of their regional origins. Our expertise in blending embraces wine and tea as well as whisky, and our uncompromising approach to crafting the finest spirits is reflected in our gin, Darnley’s View, as well as our range of single cask and blended malt Scotch whiskies. Lord Elcho is the newest member of our family.