Kingsbarns, the family owned distillery in Fife, has unveiled a brand new whisky – Balcomie – which pays homage to the beauty and heritage of the distillery’s surroundings.
The spicy, zesty and balanced expression is named after the local historic landmark Balcomie Castle.
The whisky is the first of future continuous releases that will be named after celebrated sites in Fife – in a move by the distillery to showcase how important place and heritage is to the Kingsbarns brand.
Available from 9 November, the team say that the whisky features "sumptuous scents of treacle, sultanas, fruit loaf with cinnamon icing, a touch of dark chocolate and summer berries and has flavours of sweet, tinned pineapple, orange peel, cake spice, dried apricot and a hint of roasted hazelnut."
The liquid has been matured in 100 per cent ex-Oloroso American Oak Sherry Butts from Jerez, which results in a balanced spirit.
The wood allows the signature Kingsbarns light and spirit to shine through. It is non-chilled ‑ filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.
Speaking of the new whisky, 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 – we hope customers love it as much as we do.”
Balcomie joins the core range as a new continuous release from 2020 and is available to purchase for £49.99 from 9 November with shipping commencing from 23 November. Find out more at the Kingsbarns Distillery website.