Kingsbarns Dream to Dram (46% ABV) has been matured in both first fill bourbon casks from Heaven Hill in Kentucky, and shaved, toasted and re-charred wine casks.
|Kingsbarns Dream to Dram|
Named to mark the Wemyss Family’s vision to bring malt whisky distilling to their Fife home, the new release is a truly local dram, having been slowly crafted with barley harvested exclusively from the golden fields of East Fife.
The Wemyss family has lived and worked in Fife for generations and has a longstanding passion for whisky dating back to the 19th Century, continuing to this day with their successful Wemyss Malts range.
Their long-held dream however was to make fine single malt whisky in Fife. When approached by former professional Kingsbarns Golf Links caddy Douglas Clement in 2010 with the idea of converting the semi derelict B-listed farm steading at Kingsbarns into a new distillery for the ‘home of golf’, their dream began to take shape.
After a three-year restoration project which carefully retained the building’s ancient features and charm, the distillery was officially opened on St Andrew’s Day 2014, with the first whisky laid down in March 2015.
This first general release bottling from the Kingsbarns Distillery, is said to be light, intensely fruity, floral and balanced, delivering notes of banana, pineapple syrup and summer berries on the nose, followed by notes of soft toffee, custard pastry redcurrants and ginger syrup on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, William Wemyss said: “This is an immensely proud day for Kingsbarns Distillery and everyone who has been involved in turning our dream of making whisky in Fife into a reality. Dream to Dram is a wonderful single malt that I think perfectly captures the Lowland style and the character of our East Neuk home in Fife. So much hard work, skill and dedication has gone into crafting our whisky over the past three years so my thanks and congratulations go to everyone at Kingsbarns. We’ll be raising a glass of Dream to Dram tonight to toast what I’m sure will be a most exciting future for our new whisky as we share it with drinkers around the world.”
Dream to Dram, follows on from the limited-release ‘Founders Reserve’ bottling, which was available exclusively to Kingsbarns Distillery Founders Club members, in December 2018.
Kingsbarns Dream to Dram, is now available direct from the distillery and later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £44.95.
Posted by Steve Rush