Spirit enthusiasts prepare yourselves, as Scottish distillery Kingsbarns has revealed that a two-year- old Spirit Drink has been bottled.
Despite being the first release from Kingsbarns to be matured in oak barrels, the Spirit Drink cannot be called Scotch whisky as it is has not been matured for over three years.
Available in a teeny 200ml bottling, the spirit is a combination of two casks that have matured single malt spirit, for over two years, in first fill ex-bourbon barrels. It has been bottled non chill-filtered and at the natural cask strength of 62.8% abv.
A Scotch whisky is also on the horizon for the distillery, with the bottling of the very first Kingsbarns single malt Scotch whisky set for 2018.
'We are delighted to announce the limited release of our two-year-old spirit which can be purchased exclusively here at the distillery,' said distillery manager Peter Holroyd. 'It has a sweet, floral nose and on the palate I get ginger biscuits with a slightly dry finish. It's very exciting to see how our spirit is progressing so far, with only one more year to go until we can call what we produce Scotch whisky.'
'When establishing Kingsbarns distillery great effort was dedicated to acquiring the finest casks for maturing our precious spirit and it is fantastic to see how in just two years, the spirit had developed and transformed,' added William Wemyss on behalf of the family.
'Expectation and demand for this exclusive one off bottling will be intense given the continuing popularity of the Kingsbarns new make spirit and the whisky enthusiast's ever thirsty curiosity regarding the progress of this new Lowland malt.'
How do you go about getting your hands on it? The release is limited to just 1,800 200ml bottles and retails for £19.95, one bottle per person, exclusively at the Kingsbarns Visitor Centre, or mail order for Founders' Club members.
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