Kingsbarns Distillery, which proved a popular tourist destination for fans and players alike at this year’s Open Championship, has announced that bottles of its new make spirit are now for sale at the distillery’s visitor centre.
The distillery, which was officially opened to the public late last year by owners, the Wemyss family, and founder Douglas Clement, was visited by the likes of Mark O’Meara and Miguel Angel Jimenez during the weather-affected tournament at St Andrews and enjoyed huge success throughout Open week, with the Saturday being its second busiest day since opening as a result of strong winds halting proceedings at the Old Course for the majority of the day.
"It's a great pleasure to share our new spirit with visitors" - Peter Holroyd
Distilling began in January 2015 and the distillery manager, Peter Holroyd, and his team are so delighted with the quality of the spirit being produced that it was decided to bottle it for all to try.
“It's a great pleasure to share our new spirit with visitors,” he said. “The spirit itself is an elegant, fruity and floral spirit and I can't wait to see how it is going to develop into Scotch whisky over the coming years. I recommend that water is added to enjoy the fruity flavours at their best.”
Scotch whisky has to mature for at least three years and a day in oak casks and so the launch of the new make spirit will give visitors and curious whisky drinkers a unique chance to sample the spirit before it is filled into casks to mature.
The new spirit drink is bottled at 63.5%, the same strength at which the casks are filled, and is available for sale in 20cl bottles priced at £14.95.
Kingsbarns Distillery :: Tours
Tours of the distillery include a taste of the new make spirit and can be arranged by contacting: +44(0)1333 451300 or booking on the website www.kingsbarnsdistillery.com.