We are delighted to announce that Kingsbarns Distillery's first ever single malt Scotch whisky release; The Founders’ Reserve Inaugural Release will be ready to release later this year and will be bottled solely for the pleasure of the Kingsbarns Founders’ Club.

This is the first ever single malt to be released by the fledgling, family owned, Lowland Distillery. It will make up one in a series of five, exclusive, annual bottlings that will be delivered directly to Founders’ from 2018 to 2022.

The Founders’ Reserve Inaugural Release comprises of several casks filled in 2015 using the wood policy set under the expert consultancy of the late Dr Jim Swan. Each cask was carefully selected by Distillery Manager Peter Holroyd and the Wemyss family. 1st fill bourbon barrels, supplied by Heaven Hill Kentucky distillery, were chosen as they imparted succulent wood tannins that balance well with the complex Kingsbarns spirit to represent this new single malt Scotch whisky in its lightest style.

All future Founders’ Reserve releases will be drawn from a combination of different wood expressions and ages, as well as always being bottled cask strength, non chill-filtered and with their natural colour.

Each release is bottled in a bespoke, 700ml Kingsbarns Distillery Single Malt bottle and presentation box, both of which draw their inspiration from the ‘Doocot’ (or Dovecot) which is the oldest, most striking feature of the restored farm steading in which Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre is accommodated.

For whisky fans interested in obtaining this piece of whisky history as well as the rest of the four exclusive releases, membership to the Kingsbarns Founders’ club is still available to join for £500 plus postage and more information can be found HERE.



August 23, 2018 — Hannah Peebles

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