According to the Scotch Whisky association rules, we have to wait at least 3 years and a day before we can legally bottle our first Scotch whisky. We'll be monitoring its progress by taking regular samples from our casks to determine when we think it will be ready to bottle. We filled our first casks in March 2015, so it will be around April 2018 at the earliest before we can bottle Kingsbarns Single Malt whisky.
If you visit the distillery, you may be given the opportunity to sample our work in progress "new make spirit" while we wait for our spirit to mature into our light, fruity single malt.
Our new Lowland single malt whisky will be maturing in oak casks for at least three years before we decide to bottle our first release. Our main choice of casks is first fill ex Bourbon barrels and we will be judiciously tasting our maturing spirit to determine when it is ready to be bottled.
You can see the first cask we filled on display in the "doocot" in our visitor centre.
Our vision is to release a number of different expressions of our whisky to reflect the versatility of our light and fruity style. We don't want to give too much away at this early stage, but we're looking forward to sharing our journey over the next few years.