Topping Out Ceremony
The new single malt distillery under construction at Kingsbarns in Fife has passed another milestone in its development with the completion of the roof of the re-furbished listed building.
Director William Wemyss visited the site last week to put one of the last of the roof tiles into place. Joining him were the Distillery Founder and newly appointed Visitor Centre Manager, Douglas Clement; new Distillery Manager, Peter Holroyd; and Director of the site contractor Colorado, Ian Bownes. "Topping out" is a tradition in the building industry when a building is being completed with its roof or top. In this instance, the Wemyss party also marked the occasion with a dram from the Wemyss Malts whisky range.
William Wemyss, commented on behalf of the family: “It's been a very exciting year watching the site re-development progress. We've still got a lot to do to fulfil our dream of distilling at Fife's newest single malt distillery, however we expect to be underway in November and are planning that the visitor centre and cafe will be open to the public from December this year. Key members of our new team are now in place and we welcome Peter Holroyd as Distillery Manager and the Distillery Founder Douglas Clement as Visitor Centre Manager.