Kingsbarns launches first whisky in new range honouring its homeland

Kingsbarns launches first whisky in new range honouring its homeland

Balcomie is first in a series of continuous releases paying homage to the beauty and history of Kingsbarns' homeland

10 November 2020

Kingsbarns in Scotland has unveiled a new whisky, Balcomie, that pays homage to the distillery's picturesque surroundings.

The spicy, citrusy single malt whisky is named after the local historic landmark Balcomie Castle, and will be the first in a series of continuous releases to be named after celebrated sites in the Kingdom of Fife.

Matured in 100 per cent ex-oloroso American oak sherry butts from Jerez, the whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV. Tasting notes supplied by Kingsbarns say to expect notes of treacle, sultanas, dark chocolate, orange peel, cake spice and roasted hazelnut.

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 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."

Balcomie joins the core Kingsbarns range as a continuous release from November 2020, with shipping commencing on 23 November. Find out more at

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