Wednesday, December 03, 2014


The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre officially opened its doors to the public on Monday December 1st.

Located in The East Neuk of Fife and overlooking the world-renowned Kingsbarns Championship Golf Course, the arrival of this single malt distillery to the area officially marries together two of Scotland’s finest exports, golf and whisky and is the newest Lowland whisky distillery in the St Andrews area.

The new Kingsbarns Distillery

Company Director William Wemyss and Distillery Founder Douglas Clement marked the opening of the Distillery on St Andrews Day, with an official plaque unveiling at a private event attended by industry leaders, close friends and family.

Commenting on the opening, William Wemyss said: “Since we bought the Kingsbarns project in 2013, it has been a very exciting year for us.  Building a whisky distillery is a once in a generation opportunity and we are looking forward to playing our part in bringing a reinvigoration to the Kingdom of Fife.”

The new Kingsbarns single malt Scotch whisky will be classified in the Lowlands region and available after a minimum of three years maturation in oak casks.  Fife grown malted barley has been secured to make the spirit and it will be matured predominantly in ex-Bourbon casks. 

The visitor centre offers a unique opportunity for guests to watch the process first-hand and be part of the history of the Kingsbarns single malt Scotch whisky in the making.

Source: Wemyss Malts