The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre officially opens it doors to the public today.
Located in The East Neuk of Fife, Scotland and overlooking the world-reknowned Kingsbarns Championship Golf Course, the arrival of this single malt distillery to the area officially marries together two of Scotland’s finest exports, golf and whisky and is the only Lowland spirit whisky distillery in the St Andrews area.
Director William Wemyss and Distillery Founder Douglas Clement marked the opening of the Distillery on St Andrews Day with an official plaque unveiling at a private event attended by industry leaders, close friends and family.
Internationally acclaimed musician James Yorkston who is from the area celebrated the occasion by performing an intimate set including a song penned in honour of the opening.
Speaking on behalf of the Wemyss family, Director William Wemyss commented:“Since we bought the Kingsbarns project in 2013, it has been a very exciting year for us. Building a whisky distillery is a once in a generation opportunity and we are looking forward to playing our part in bringing a re-invigoration to the Kingdom of Fife.”
The new Kingsbarns Single Malt Scotch whisky will be classified in the Lowlands region and available after a minimum of three years maturation in oak casks. Fife grown malted barley has been secured to make the spirit and it will be matured predominantly in ex-Bourbon casks. The visitor centre offers a unique opportunity for guests to watch the process first-hand and be part of the history of the Kingsbarns Single Scotch Malt Whisky in the making.