Kingsbarns distillery welcomes its new Pot Stills

Distillery Manager Peter Holroyd who joins from craft brewer Strathaven Ales; and Distillery Visitor Centre Manager and Founding Director Douglas Clement. Picture: Kingsbarns

Distillery Manager Peter Holroyd who joins from craft brewer Strathaven Ales; and Distillery Visitor Centre Manager and Founding Director Douglas Clement. Picture: Kingsbarns

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KINGSBARNS, the new Fife distillery owned by the Wemyss family, has moved one step closer to production with the delivery of its brand new copper Pot Stills.

The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre, located in the East Neuk of Fife received the delivery of the copper pot stills from Forsyths of Rothes yesterday morning.

The Wash Still, which holds 7,500 litres and the Spirit Still, which holds 4,500 litres will both play an integral part in determining the light character of spirit produced at Kingsbarns Distillery.

Kingsbarns Distillery Founder and Visitor Centre Manager Douglas Clement, who is looking forward to getting the distillery up and running, said;

“Our distillery and visitor centre has been a long time in the making, six years in fact. It’s only been in the past two years, thanks to a Scottish Government grant and the backing of the Wemyss Family, one of Scotland’s oldest and most established family businesses, that has turned this dream into a reality.

The Wemyss family bought the Kingsbarns Distillery project in January 2013 and construction at the site began at Easter that year. Approximately six miles from St. Andrews, the distillery and its visitor centre are being built close to the world famous Kingsbarns championship golf course on the Cambo Estate. Clement says that the installation of the stills will be the final steps in the construction project, he added:

“Construction commenced Spring 2013 and today is hugely important in the development, with the final pieces of our distillery jigsaw, the copper pot stills, finally positioned in their new home”.

Distillery Manager Peter Holroyd, who joined the project after previously working at the Strathaven brewery, added; “Now that we have reached the important date of our copper pot stills arrival, we are well on our way to the final goal of producing Kingsbarns unique, light, Lowland spirit”.

The Wemyss family bought the Kingsbarns Distillery project in January 2013 and construction at the site began at Easter that year. Approximately six miles from St. Andrews, the distillery and its visitor centre are being built close to the world famous Kingsbarns championship golf course on the Cambo Estate. The site of the actual distillery is the historic and charming East Newhall Farm steading.

Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre will open its doors to the public 1 December 2014.

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