Kingsbarns Distillery Visitor Centre Welcomes Exclusive Whiskies

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Kingsbarns Distillery has announced two new exclusive cask bottlings from Wemyss Malts – “East Neuk Dunes” and “Lime Tea Infusion” – which are now available in its Visitor Centre and online shop.

The Kingsbarns Distillery visitor centre opened in 2014 and distilling officially started in 2015.

This means that the distillery shop does not yet sell Kingsbarns own products, as it has to mature for at least 3 years before it can be bottled.

In the meantime, the shop is stocked with the award-winning independent bottler, Wemyss Malts, which are the owner’s other whisky interest.

Wemyss Malts’ approach to their malt whisky range is to name the whiskies after each whisky’s natural flavour and aromas to allow whisky drinkers to better imagine each whisky’s taste.

The name ‘East Neuk Dunes’ is inspired by the local shoreline, despite the cask being from Bunnahabhain Distillery in Islay. It was distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2016 aged 25. It retails at £139.95 and there are only 297 bottles available.

“Lime Tea Infusion” is from Glenrothes Distillery in Speyside, it was distilled in 1998, bottled in 2016 and is aged 19 years old. This bottle retails at £84.95 and is one of 337 bottles available.

William Wemyss, Managing Director at Kingsbarns Distillery and Wemyss Malts explains further: “Wemyss Malts has a tradition of finding exceptional single casks from Scotland’s single malt distilleries and we have chosen these two whiskies to be sold only at Kingsbarns Distillery. The aptly named “East Neuk Dunes” reflects the whisky’s soft salty aroma, with only gentle smoke coming from this 25-year-old single cask; while “Lime Tea Infusion” is a lively addition to the drams on our “Dream to Dram” distillery tour.”