Based in 2014 by the Scottish Wemyss Household, who’ve a longstanding ardour for malt whisky courting again to the flip of the nineteenth century, Kingsbarns Distillery pronounces their latest Core Assortment releases, “Doocot”, and “Balcomie”. The brand new flagship expression Doocot, is an ex-Bourbon and Shaved, Toasted and Recharred barriques matured expression, whereas Balcomie is an ex-Oloroso cask matured expression.
The Scots phrase for dovecot, the title, Doocot, pays tribute to one of the crucial hanging architectural options on the Kingsbarns Distillery. Pronounced ‘doo-ket’, a doocot was a standard free-standing nesting shelter for doves, that are mirrored and embossed on the glass bottle. Distilled from barley sourced lower than six miles from the Kingsbarns Distillery, the flagship single malt has loved an extended maturation in a rigorously chosen mixture of casks: 90% ex-Bourbon and 10% STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) ex-Portuguese pink wine casks. Filled with candy, fruity character, the whisky is gentle, intensely fruity, floral, and complemented by a wealthy shade.
Distilled from Fife-grown barley, Kingsbarns Balcomie is a fruity, gentle, and balanced whisky bottled from 100% ex-Oloroso sherry casks. The liquid has been matured in American oak casks beforehand used for maturing Oloroso within the distinctive solera system. These casks have been particularly chosen for his or her mild oak flavors and wealthy sweetness to enhance the fruity character of the spirit. Sweetly advanced and chic, Balcomie is wealthy with baking spices, dried fruit, and tropical character.
Kingsbarns Doocot & Balcomie will probably be out there at choose retailers nationwide, at an SRP of $59.99 for every 750ml at 46% ABV.
The Kingsbarns crew goals to make the distillery as inexperienced as attainable with sustainability efforts on the forefront of manufacturing. Wastewater goes by reed beds and is returned clear into the native burn; native farmers use waste as fertilizer, and spent grain is used as cattle feed on neighboring farms.
Kingsbarns Doocot – GSN’s Remarks: Welcoming nostril of malt and lightweight vine fruit. Candy entry on the palate with a wealthy malt character that inside a couple of seconds transforms right into a berry jam character. Fruity, effectively balanced and warming, this whiskey is sort of exceptional. The physique is medium-light, however with such a roch texture that it appears heavier. The end is lengthy and leads out with a raspberry patina. GSN Score: A++
Kingsbarns Balcomie – GSN’s Remarks: Sherry aroma on the nostril, together with a butter cake-like aroma. Fairly a candy entry, with chewy dessert flavors of pie crust, pound cake, buttered entire wheat toast, and candy roll. The physique is medium-heavy and spherical. A protracted end ends the journey on a contact of oak. An incredible after dinner whisky to pair with a creme brulee or fruit pie. GSN Score: A
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