Kingsbarns Distillery has revealed that a 2 Year Old Spirit Drink has been bottled and is available to purchase exclusively at its distillery and visitor centre in Fife’s East Neuk.
This is the first release from Kingsbarns to be matured in oak casks, although it cannot be called Scotch whisky as it has not been matured for over 3 years.
The release, available in a 200ml bottling, is a combination of 2 casks that have matured single malt spirit for over 2 years in 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels. It has been bottled non chill-filtered and at the natural cask strength of 62.8%abv.
Having previously released in August 2015 Kingsbarns Spirit Drink in a 200ml bottle at the ‘filling strength’ of 63.5% the aim remains to bottle the very first Kingsbarns single malt Scotch whisky as a ‘Founders’ Reserve’ exclusively for the Founders’ Club in 2018.
Distillery Manager Peter Holroyd said: “We are delighted to announce the limited release of our 2yr old spirit which can be purchased exclusively here at the distillery.
“It has a sweet, floral nose and on the palate I get ginger biscuits with a slightly dry finish.
“It’s very exciting to see how our spirit is progressing so far, and with only one more year to go until we can call what we produce Scotch whisky, the team here at Kingsbarns are all looking forward to releasing our first malt in 2018”
William Wemyss, on behalf of the family stated:
“When establishing Kingsbarns distillery great effort was dedicated to acquiring the finest casks for maturing our precious spirit and it is fantastic to see how in just 2 years, the spirit had developed and transformed.
“Expectation and demand for this exclusive one off bottling will be intense given the continuing popularity of the Kingsbarns new make spirit and the whisky enthusiast’s ever thirsty curiosity regarding the progress of this new Lowland malt.”
The release is limited to just 1,800 200ml bottles costing £19.95 and is available for purchase, 1 bottle per person, exclusively at the Kingsbarns Visitor Centre or through Founders Club.
Kingsbarns Founders’ Club membership is still available and can be bought at the Visitor Centre or online at www.kingsbarnsdistillery.com