Doocot - Flagship Release - Bourbon and STR


Full of sweet, fruity character, Doocot is light, intensely fruity, floral and complemented by a rich colour coming from the high quality bourbon casks it has matured in. Comprising of the same liquid as our first release Dream to Dram, but undisturbed for a longer oak maturation allowing complexity to develop while maintaining balance, we hope you find the core Kingsbarns spirit still remains firmly within.

Category Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Region Lowland

Cask Type Ex-Bourbon and Ex-STR Red Wine Barriques

ABV 46% alc./vol

Chill Filtration Non-chill filtered

Colour Natural

Master Blender Isabella Wemyss has carefully selected a combination of Ex-Bourbon and STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) ex-Portuguese red wine casks to mature DOOCOT.


Nose Sweet and floral, soft brown sugar with banana cake batter and tropical notes

Palate Pineapple syrup, summer berries and a hint of rhubarb

Finish Kiwi fruit and citrus zest

About Doocot

Inspiration for the name of our new Single Malt came from the heart of our distillery at Kingsbarns. During the renovations of the old farmstead that began in 2013, efforts were made to restore, not replace, many parts of the historic building. One of these was its oldest space: The Doocot.

Scottish for Dovecot, the Doocot sits at the centre of our Fife distillery and holds our first fill cask from March 2015. As a space that once acted as home for doves and pigeons, it has now transitioned to a home for our story, but with its history still very much intact. Our new flagship single malt has enjoyed a longer maturation in cask, maintaining balance and developing complexity. Purchase a bottle today and become a part of that story.

Farewell Dream to Dram

The single malt that started it all here at Kingsbarns has been retired. As our first release back in 2018, Dream to Dram has, and will always have, a special place in our story; the first chapter comes to a close and we are so excited to continue our journey and take you along with us. Read more about this special single malt in our journal - here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Julie Gibson

We tried this the day after launch, at The Pot Still in Glasgow, where the owner was raving about it. We loved it and immediately ordered a couple of bottles. Wonderful flavour and clean tasting, a must for any single malt fan!

Doocot straight from heaven

I've tried recently a little 5cl bottle, gift from my auntie who visited not long ago the land of the brave. By far the best whiskey I've tried so far! Amazingly tasty. Greetings from Argentina!

Andrew Greenhill
A lowland beauty

Kingsbarn's have released an absolute beauty with the Doocot. The triple cask gives a really well balanced and complex dram, with amazing richness. Great value that competes with whiskies twice it's price.

Emma Thompson

Was surprised by how good this was. Complex yet easy to drink, my favourite so far!

Worth the wait!

The older brother of the Dream to Dram Whisky and what a nice brother. Same Family, but older and like every bottle of Kingsbarns a fantastic cask management! Congratulations to such a light and fruity, but on the same hand a whisky with depth.