Kingsbarns Distillery launches Balcomie whisky

Fife-based Kingsbarns Distillery has added a new permanent Scotch whisky to its range, called Balcomie.

The new Balcomie whisky is the first in a series of future releases that will be named after landmarks in the distillery’s home of Fife. The new expression is named after Balcomie Castle.

William Wemyss, founder and managing director of Kingsbarns Distillery, said: “Place and heritage is hugely important to us as a company and we’re proud of where we come from, therefore, we’re naming each of our future core range releases after different landmarks in Fife – starting with Balcomie.

“Our distillery is surrounded by a magnificent landscape with a wealth of history and we wanted to capture the essence of this with Balcomie – a product we’re really excited to share.”

The ‘spicy, citrusy and balanced’ whisky is matured in 100% ex-oloroso American oak Sherry butts from Jerez in Spain.

The 46% ABV whisky offers a nose of treacle, sultanas, fruit loaf with cinnamon icing, dark chocolate and summer berries. The palate brings flavours of tinned pineapple, orange peel, cake spice, dried apricot and a hint of roasted hazelnut.

Wemyss added: “The new addition to our range allows whisky lovers to enjoy fruity and indulgent flavours from an original bottle designed to honour our Scottish heritage. The Balcomie is perfect for cold, autumnal evenings and is guaranteed to take whisky fans on a stunning flavour journey – we hope customers love it as much as we do.”

Balcomie is available to buy for £49.99 (US$66) from Kingsbarns’ website.

In December last year, Kingsbarns Distillery released its 2019 Founders’ Reserve Scotch whisky to mark the company’s fifth anniversary.

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