The spirit of the Kingdom of Fife 

The Wemyss family has lived and worked in Fife for generations and has a longstanding passion for whisky dating back to the 19th Century. Their long held dream however was to make fine single malt whisky in Fife. Kingsbarns distillery was officially opened on St Andrew’s Day 2014, with the first whisky laid down in March 2015. 

Kingsbarns Distillery began life as a semi-derelict farm steading – built around 1800 by Thomas Erskine, the ninth Earl of Kellie, as part of East Newhall Farm to service the adjoining Cambo Estate. Its centrepiece is a doocot, made with over 600 neatly formed terracotta nesting boxes which, at the time, would have housed pigeons to supply the laird’s kitchen with meat and eggs.  

A three year restoration project involving specialist architects, engineers, designers and whisky specialists restored this historic building into the beautiful distillery and visitor centre that is now in place today – including the immaculately restored doocot in pride of place. 

The Kingsbarns team is aiming to make the distillery as green as possible and sustainability is at the heart of production. Waste water goes through reed beds and is returned clean into the local burn; local farmers use waste as fertilizer, and spent grain is used as cattle feed on neighbouring farms. Nothing is wasted and everything goes back into the local environment to the benefit of local businesses.  


Kingsbarns Dream to Dram

Type: Lowland single malt whisky
Nose: Banana, pineapple and summer berrys, with a slight herbal note.
Taste: Soft toffee, custard pastry and redcurrants. 
Price: 548 SEK
Storlek: 700 ml
ABV: 46%
Enjoy: Preferable as it is.
Other: Matured in 1st fill ex-bourbon casks and 1st fill STR barrique casks.

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Kingsbarns Balcomie

Typ: Lowland single malt whisky
Nose: Treacle, sultans, fruit loaf with cinnamon icing, a touch of dark chocolate with summer berries.
Taste: Sweet tinned pineapple up front, orange peel, cake spice. Lots of dried apricot and a hint of roasted hazelnut on the finish.
Price: 749 kr
Size: 700 ml
ABV: 46%
Enjoy: Preferable as it is.
Other: Matured in ex-Oloroso American oak sherry butts.

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