Kingsbarns New Make Spirit
Kinsgbarns // Lowlands, Scotland
While there are still a few years to wait before Kingsbarns release its first Scotch whisky, the newly-built distillery, located near Saint Andrews in a beautifully-restored barn, has launched a promising overview of what's to come with this new make spirit. This product is sold in 20cl-sized bottles at the distillery and at fine European retailers.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
"Past the spirited profile of the new make, this surprising unaged nectar shows some interesting floral and fruity notes on the nose, while the palate delivers even more fruits - especially plums - and a malty profile. Promising indeed!"