Say hello to Friday with this week’s Nightcap, packed with the biggest booze news stories from the past seven days in one handy digest. Enjoy!
Happy Friday, folks! The weekend is here and we’re excited. For this is not just any weekend. Here in the UK it’s the super-duper mega-fantastic bumper three-day August Bank Holiday weekend (if you need to stock up, we’ve got everything you need booze-wise to celebrate. There’s just about still time to order!).
But before we get toooo carried away, let’s recap the week that was. On Monday, Annie came to rescue unloved drinks cabinets and cocktail kits the world over with her must-haves for a dynamite home bar. Then on Tuesday Henry took a trip down the road to Greensand Ridge, discovering a world of local rums and well as gins.
As Scotch whisky-maker Kingsbarns Distillery’s new-make spirit edges closer to coming of age, we catch up with co-founder William Wemyss to talk about the distillery’s progress, the Kingsbarns Founders’ Club and what innovation in whisky looks like today.
According to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) there are 123 whisky distilleries in Scotland – with at least 14 joining the ranks since 2013. One of those was the Wemyss Malts-backed Kingsbarns Distillery, which officially opened its doors in December 2014.
Located close to the Fife’s North Sea coast, the distillery is a converted farm, housed in buildings which date back to around 1800. The site is a compelling blend of old and new – similar in a way to how the fledgling distillery sits within the wider Scotch whisky industry, a sector heavy in terms of both history and the size of the businesses which largely control it.
Categories : Scotch Whisky