Kingsbarns distillery offers perfect blend

2014 11 Dsr 5038

St Andrews is set to welcome the newest entry to the Scotch Whisky industry when Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre opens its doors.

Set to be launched imminently, the distillery is located just outside St Andrews in the village of Kingsbarns, and will produce a new single malt whisky with a unique, light, Lowland spirit, backed by one of Scotland’s oldest and most established family businesses Wemyss, who currently produce a range of single cask and blended Wemyss Malts whiskies.

Soeaking on behalf of the Wemyss family, William Wemyss said: “Building a whisky distillery is a once in a generation opportunity and we are looking forward to playing our part in bringing a reinvigoration to the Kingdom of Fife. We are proud to be instrumental in officially marrying whisky and golf together.”

The concept of opening a whisky distillery by the home of golf came from local resident and St Andrews Golf Club member Douglas Clement. A former professional golf caddie at Kingsbarns Golf Links and for four times European Tour winner Mathias Gronberg, Clement was inspired to create a distillery by regular requests from his golfers.

Kingsbarns whisky by 2018

The first Kingsbarns Single Malt Scotch Whisky will be ready in 2018 and the visitor centre will offer a unique opportunity for guests to watch the process first-hand and be part of its history.

“Inspired by comments from my golfers at Kingsbarns and the lack of Lowland distilleries, I knew that there was a real opportunity for a local Fife whisky distillery at the home of golf,” said Clement.

“Having the Wemyss family produce the Kingsbarns Single Malt Whisky is the ideal fit as not only is their family’s ancestral home on the Fife coast at Wemyss Castle, they are also very established in the whisky business as independent bottlers of Scotch Whiskies.

“Although our Kingsbarns Single Malt Scotch Whisky will not be fully matured for a number of years we will be able to offer the unique Wemyss Malts range of Scotch Whiskies for tastings while we await the first Kingsbarns Lowland malt to be ready for a dram at the distillery.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming fellow golfers from across the globe to our distillery after their rounds of golf to share our story and show how our national drink is produced.”

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
MIZUNO JPX921 - Are these the best-ever Mizuno irons?
Mizuno JPX921
play button
TITLEIST TOUR SPEED – Better than the Pro V1???
play button
Golf Lessons
play button
TaylorMade MG2 TW Grind Wedges – Tiger Woods’ secret short game weapon
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Paul Lawrie calls time on his European Tour career
"I get goosebumps just thinking about it" - Tommy Fleetwood looks back on the 2018 Ryder Cup
Bryson DeChambeau dismisses claims that he's "breaking golf"
Robert MacIntyre explains "tough" decision to split with caddie
LPGA star opens up on receiving death threats

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to hit the golf ball higher
play button
Increase your speed through the ball
play button
Only listen to good advice says Denis Pugh
play button
How to stop hooking the ball
See all videos right arrow