Kingsbarns Distillery in the Scottish Lowlands is paying tribute to the region's regal past in its new limited release, Falkland.
The single malt Scotch whisky has been named for Falkland Palace, a Renaissance palace that was formerly a seat of the Scottish monarchy.
The whisky has been distilled from barley sourced from within six miles from the distillery in Fife and has been matured in ex-bourbon and STR (shaved, toasted, and re-charred) ex-Portuguese red wine casks selected by Kingsbarns' production director Isabella Wemyss.
Falkland single malt is bottled without chill filtration at 46% ABV. It follows the release of another limited edition, Bell Rock Cask Strength, in September.
Peter Holroyd, distillery manager at Kingsbarns, said: “Falkland is an embodiment of provenance. It’s an exceptionally smooth single malt with a complex fruity and subtle spicy character that’s gained from the maturation process and combination of the superior casks we’ve chosen, with 80 per cent ex-bourbon and 20 per cent STR ex-Portuguese red wine delivering a developing complexity.
“The inspiration for Falkland is in our name. Kingsbarns derives from the barns in the local villages that stored the grain for the Royal Castle at Crail and the Palace at Falkland back in the 12th century, so it’s especially fitting to pay homage with Falkland Single Malt Scotch Whisky as it encapsulates our unique location and historical roots.”
Following an exclusive launch with Scottish wine and spirits retailer Luvians, Kingsbarns Falkland is now available to buy via kingsbarnsdistillery.com and from specialist retailers in the UK and select global markets (RRP £50).