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Kingsbarns Distillery

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Kingsbarns Distillery is situated 1 mile south of the Village of Kingsbarns, 8 miles south of St Andrews.

The Distillery is open 7 days a week, all year, accept for a few days at Christmas and New Year, with Tours, Cafe, and Shop. Postcode: KY16 8QE.

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The Image top is of Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery with a large car park to the right.

The second image is of the entrance at the Distillery where you can take a Tour, visit the Shop, or have a snack in the Cafe. The Cafe also has an outdoor seating area.

The Shop has a wide range of Whisky and Gin, from the Kingsbarns Distillery, and their Parent Company - Wemyss Malts. The Kingsbarns Distillery has also produced Darnley's Gin from 2017, with Gin Tours available as well.

Kingsbarns produces Single Malt Whisky matured in ex Bourbon Barrels, with the first Barrels filled in 2015, with the first bottles of 3 years old being sold in January 2019, price around £45.

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Kingsbarns Distillery History

1800s - East Newhall Farm was built as part of Cambo House Estate.

1900s late - East Newhall Farm is in ruin.

2009 - former golf caddie Douglas Clement begins looking for investors to convert the Old Farm into a Distillery. He saw a market for the many Wealthy Golfers playing the courses at St Andrews and Kingsbarns, that also wanted to visit a Distillery.

Many of the 32 initial Investors were Wealthy Golfers. This however did not raise enough money to build the Distillery, so searches continued for further Investors.

2010 - Clement received planning permission to convert the East Newhall Farm to a Distillery.

2013 - Clement sold the business to the Wemyss family, owners of Wemyss Malts, with Clement becoming a Director.

The Wemyss family had links to Cambo Estate, as the 7th Earl of Wemyss owned part of Cambo Estate between 1759 and 1783.

2014 - East Newhall Farm was converted to be used as the Kingsbarns Distillery.

The Distillery uses Fife grown barley and water from an aquifer 100m below the Distillery, producing just 33 casks a week of Spirit. The Spirit has to be matured in Oak Casks for at least 3 years and a day, before it is classed as Single Malt Whisky.

2017 - Kingsbarns begins producing Darnley's Gin as well as Single Malt Whisky. Gin Tours are made available as well.

2019 January - Kingsbarns Single Malt Whisky is made available for sale.

2027 - the first bottles of Kingsbarns 12 years old will be sold.

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