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Kingsbarns bottles new make spirit

Published:  18 August, 2015

New Scotch whisky venture Kingsbarns Distillery is giving visitors the chance to buy bottles of its new make spirit.

The distillery only opened in January of this year and rules on Scotch whisky ageing mean that it won't be able to sell the finished product until it has spent three years maturing in oak casks.

The launch will give whisky enthusiasts the opportunity to try unaged samples bottled at 63.5% abv while they are waiting for the fully-matured whisky to come on stream.

Kingsbarns is selling 20cl bottles of New Spirit Drink in its visitor centre for £14.95 and plans to extend distribution to specialist spirits retailers by the end of September.

Distillery manager Peter Holroyd said: "The spirit itself is an elegant, fruity and floral spirit and I can't wait to see how it is going to develop into Scotch whisky over the coming years. I recommend that water is added to enjoy the fruity flavours at their best."

Kingsbarns was founded by former golf caddie Douglas Clement and is owned by the Wemyss family who also own the Wemyss Malts independent whisky bottler, Darnley's View gin and the Domaine de Rimauresq wine producer in Cotes de Provence.