Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to reveal that the first casks it filled on March 23rd, 2015 came of age on Saturday and can now be called Scotch Whisky.
The Wemyss family’s fledgeling Fife distillery visitor centre was opened to the public on St Andrews Day 2014, with spirit distillation beginning in January 2015. After a few months perfecting the spirit style, the distillery manager, Peter Holroyd, proudly filled the first casks on March 23rd, 2015.
Initially, all the casks selected were first filled ex-Bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill Distillery in Kentucky. The very first cask filled is on display for visitors to see in the oldest part of the farm steading visitor centre called the doocot. Scotch whisky has to be matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years and a day in a bonded warehouse in Scotland, so sadly unlike all the other casks of maturing spirit, this first cask will never be able to be called Kingsbarns Single Malt Scotch Whisky.