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Kingsbarns Distillery & Darnley's Gin Tours & Experiences

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Opening Hours

Our Visitor Centre is open daily from 10am with tours running throughout the day. The café closes at 4.30pm and the shop closes at 5pm.

Visiting Us

Conveniently located close to St Andrews, the home of golf, in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife, our whisky distillery sits in a charming 18th century converted farm steading and features whisky distillery tours, tastings, a shop and cafe with an outdoor seating area.

We highly recommend booking your tour online before visiting to ensure we can accommodate you at a time that suits you. Click on the tour that suits you to view our times and availability.

Kingsbarns 'Pay What You Like Tour'

Until the end of February, why not take advantage of our
Pay-What-You-Like tour offering, available every day of the week at 10.30am.
Simply select the PWYL Tour option below.

 Our regular Kingsbarns Tour, bookable at no cost – at the
end of the tour, just pay what you are comfortable with at the till, or pay nothing at all!

Cost: £0

Times: 10.30am every morning until end-Feb 24

Duration: 1 hour

Our regular Darnley's Gin Tour, bookable at no cost – at the
end of the tour, just pay what you are comfortable with at the till, or pay nothing at all!

Cost: £0

Times: 1.30pm every afternoon until end-Feb 24

Duration: 1 hour

Kingsbarns Tour

This tour is the perfect introduction to Scotch whisky. You will visit our exhibition space, go on a guided tour of our distillery and then be led up to one of our tasting rooms to try our new make spirit and two samples of our Kingsbarns single malts including our award-winning ‘Dream to Dram’.

A shop and café await you at the end of the tour.

COST:  Adult £14 / 8-17s £4

TIMES: PLEASE SEE OUR BOOKING SYSTEM FOR TIMES & AVAILABILITY

DURATION: 1 HOUR

Dream To Dram Tour

This tour is led by one of our senior guides and is suitable for smaller groups who have time to enjoy a more leisurely visit and a longer tutored whisky tasting.

Start your visit by being shown into our exhibition space, which explores the history behind the name 'Kingsbarns’.

Your guide will explain how we make our spirit inside the distillery and then take you into a tasting room for an in-depth tutored tasting of our award-winning single malt 'Dream to Dram' and a selection of Kingsbarns single malt whiskies.  Afterwards, you will receive a complimentary Kingsbarns Glencairn whisky glass to keep.

If you want to indulge in some retail therapy, a shop awaits you at the end of the tour.

COST: £60.00

TIMES: PLEASE SEE OUR BOOKING SYSTEM FOR TIMES & AVAILABILITY

DURATION: 2 HOURS 

19th Hole Tour

This tour is the perfect introduction to Scotch whisky after a day enjoying some of Fife's other delights.

Your distillery highlights tour will be guided through our exhibition and distillery, before enjoying a selection of three drams either in the café or one of our tasting rooms.

COST: £25 .00

TIMES: PLEASE SEE OUR BOOKING SYSTEM FOR TIMES & AVAILABILITY

DURATION: 1 HOUR

Darnley's Gin Tour

Join us at our distillery and discover more about Darnley’s Gin as our tour guide takes you on a journey through the local area and the rich history of gin. Step in to our still room as you find out how we make Darnley’s Gin and the botanicals we use, followed by a tasting of our spirit. A shop and cafe await you at the end of the tour.

COST: ADULT £14 / 8-17s £4 

TIMES: PLEASE SEE OUR BOOKING SYSTEM FOR TIMES & AVAILABILITY

DURATION: 1 HOUR

Ginspiration Tour

Gather around our tasting table to learn all about Darnley's gin, before you are led in an in-depth tasting of a selection of Darnley’s gins and mixers. Then it’s your turn to make some drinks! Inspired by the gins you have tried, choose your favourite and, along with a selection of mixers and garnishes, create your own perfect serve to complete your experience, whilst enjoying our range of snacks.

COST: Adult £25

TIMES: PLEASE SEE OUR BOOKING SYSTEM FOR TIMES & AVAILABILITY

DURATION: 1.5 HOURS

Darnley's Gin School

Join us at Darnley's Gin School and become a distiller for the day, as you create your one-of-a-kind bottle of gin. It begins with an introduction to gin-making, before creating your own recipe using our wide selection of botanicals. The hands-on experience continues as you begin to distil your bespoke gin. As you wait, you will be taken on a tour of Darnley’s Distillery, with a tasting of the Darnley’s Gin range. Then all that remains is to carefully bottle and label your 70cl bottle of gin to take home and enjoy.

COST: £125 individual experience or £140 for a shared experience

TIMES: PLEASE SEE OUR BOOKING SYSTEM FOR TIMES & AVAILABILITY

DURATION: 2.5-3 HOURS

Tours Gift Vouchers

Vouchers for our tours and to spend in the Visitor Centre shop and café.

How To Get Here

Kingsbarns Distillery & Visitor Centre
East Newhall Farm
Kingsbarns
KY16 8QE

JOURNEY TIMES (CAR)
St. Andrews - 20 minutes
Dundee - 40 minutes
Edinburgh - 1hr 30 minutes
Glasgow - 1hr 50 minutes

Bus number 95 stops at the road end entrance - ask for the Cambo Lodge bus stop (not Kingsbarns Village).