Roadtrip III - Misc Distilleries
|Auchentoshan - Oban - Arran - Fallkirk Wheel | Kingsbarns ||
After our lunch at Fallkirk Wheel we continued our Journey towards our B&B in Kingsbarns. After a quick check-in we started our 30-45 min walk towards the Distillery.
Upon our arrival there was some confusing about which of the two groups we were. But once sorted we started our tour with a drop off promising New Make Spirit.
As Kingsbarns Distillery is only operational since Nov 2015 they do not have there own Whisky.
Our tour guide anticipated the fact that this was our fourth Distillery this week and gave a twist to the story and highlighted some historical and local facts about the Distillery and its surroundings.
And then you enter the modern and efficient Distillery area. Immediately you recognize the differences between the new(er) distilleries like Arran, Teeling and this Kingsbarns compared to the old giants like Glenfiddich, Lagavulin and the likes.
Where the old giants are upgrades on upgrades these newer ones are build with the new technology ready available.
The mashtuns, washbacks are modern stainless steel en situated close by. And the stills are in the same area with the spirit safe perfectly situated between them.
After this we moved into a tasting room where we provided with a choice of Wemys Malts whiskies who is supporting the start up of Kingsbarns with some nice releases.
For me the choices where; "Glen Scotia Flotsam & Jetsam 1991-2014", "Bunnahabhain East Neuk Dunes 1990-2016", "Glenrothes Lime Tea Infusion 1997-2016" of which the first one found its way into the collection if spoils if the road trip.
After some shopping we walked back to the B&B and got ready for a nice dinner at the Kingsbarns Inn next door.
The next day we would travel back to Newcastle, the Ferry, and homeward....
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