The 16th January 2015 was a very important day for Kingsbarns Distillery as it marked the first mash in our new distillery.
The mashtun was filled with our milled malted barley and water for the first time around noon. Understandably, as with any new equipment, there were a few teething problems on the first run, with the final collection in the washback some 10 hours later.
The collective memories of the day from our distillery team were ably summed up by our distillery manager, Peter: "It was an exceptionally long day, but very rewarding to get into production at last. It wasn't too long before we had our mashing time down around 7 hours, so we've come a long way. Andy and I were also really pleased to start mashing so that the distillery warmed up a bit!"