Leading wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International has been appointed exclusive U.S. importer for artisanal spirits producer Wemyss Malts. Based in Scotland, the Wemyss Malt spirits offerings include Wemyss Malts and Darnley’s View London Dry Gin.

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The team at Wemyss Malts believes that much of the malt whisky terminology can be difficult to decipher, even for a knowledgeable consumer. The expressions from the Wemyss Malt whisky range are boldly named using the aromas and tastes of the whiskys to uniquely identify each bottling. Wemyss Malts whisky range includes blended malts such as Peat Chimney, The Hive and Spice King. Additional U.S. exclusives include the Single Cask and Single Malt bottlings of Heathery Smoke and Winter Larder.

Darnley’s View London Dry Gin celebrates the meeting of Mary Queen of Scots and her husband Lord Darnley at the family seat of Wemyss Castle in 1565. The London Dry gin has six key botanicals, including juniper, elderflower, orris root, coriander, angelica and lemon peel. The elderflower, which grows at the Castle, inspired the choice of botanicals for this London Dry Gin.

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director of Wemyss Malts, commented; “The U.S. is extremely important for us due to the rising interest in craft spirits, and we’re delighted to announce our agreement with Palm Bay International. Palm Bay® will bring us additional coverage in this market and we look forward to growing with them as they increase focus on craft imported spirits.”

Palm Bay International will import the following expressions from the Wemyss Malts portfolio. Prices noted are approximate suggested retail per 750ml:

  • Blended Malts: Peat Chimney, Spice King & The Hive – 12 year ($74.00) & 8 year ($45.99)
  • Single Malts: Picnic in the Park ($115.00), A Day at the Coast ($115.00), Smoke on the Rocks ($135.00), Winter Larder ($135.00), Matter of Smoke ($138.00), Beachcomber ($138.00), The Dunes ($189.00), Heathery Smoke ($249.00)
  • Gin: Darnley’s View London Dry Gin ($32.99)
  • Malts available in the following states: NY, NJ, CT, MA, CA, WA, PA, NH
  • Darnley’s View available in the following states: WA, MD, DC, NJ, NY, TX, OR, FL, GA, MA, NV, CA, MO, CT

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