Distillery Manager, Peter Holroyd talks about our distillery spirit.
With the Lowlands being an under-represented region for Scotch malt whisky, and in keeping with the provenance of the distillery, we set out with the aim of producing a light and fruity character of spirit in a Lowland style.
The spirit has certainly evolved a little over time as the copper in the stills conditioned and the distillery settled down, and this has been fascinating to see. Thankfully, there have never been any off-notes in the new-make from starting up and I am very pleased with the character.
Our spirit is very light on the nose with orchard fruits leading the way. Peaches, apricots and pears are all present along with some floral, citrus elements and light cereal notes adding complexity. The taste follows the nose with nectarines coming to mind and a sweet finish on the palate. It's going to be intriguing to see how it matures!
Every Founders' Club member receives their own bottle of Kingsbarns New Make Spirit Drink. It is bottled at 63.5% alcohol by volume (the strength that we fill our casks).
Have you finished your first bottle? You can purchase a second one here at our online shop alongside other releases from Wemyss Malts: