Kingsbarns Distillery Launches New Core Lineup


March 2, 2023

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Kingsbarns Distillery announced its newest releases, Doocot and Balcomie, which are launching globally in 30+ markets.

All Kingsbarns products have a long fermentation and slow distillation in copper pot stills. The process is managed by Isabella Wemyss, Director of Production, who hand-selects all casks and oversees the production of these bottles.

Dream to Dram was the distillery’s first highly popular and multi-award-winning expression, earning praise for its distinctive light and fruity character. Now that the whisky has had time to further mature, the expression will be retired to make way for the new core collection, representing the evolution and next stage in the brand’s journey. The Core Collection now includes two single malts: the flagship expression Doocot, an ex-Bourbon and Shaved, Toasted and Recharred barriques matured expression, and Balcomie, an ex-Oloroso cask matured expression.

The Scots word for dovecot, the name Doocot pays tribute to one of the most striking architectural features at the Kingsbarns Distillery. Pronounced ‘doo-ket’, a doocot was a traditional free-standing nesting shelter for doves, which are reflected and embossed on the glass bottle. Distilled from barley sourced less than six miles from the Kingsbarns Distillery, the flagship single malt has enjoyed a longer maturation in a carefully selected combination of casks: 90% ex-Bourbon and 10% STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) ex-Portuguese red wine casks.

“Doocot has been years in the making. We’ve spent a lot of time perfecting the distilling process to make sure we’ve crafted the perfect finish,” says William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director of Kingsbarns Distillery. “We’re so proud of the end result that Doocot now stands as our flagship whisky, taking over the mantle from Dream to Dram.

“The new addition to our range allows whisky lovers to enjoy the same fruity and indulgent flavors that they’re used to but with an added level of balance and complexity. As we transition into the warmer months, Doocot is the perfect refreshing, fruity dram that is guaranteed to take whisky fans on a stunning flavor journey – we hope customers love it as much as we do.”

Distilled from Fife-grown barley, Kingsbarns Balcomie is a fruity, light, and balanced whisky bottled from 100% ex-Oloroso sherry casks. The liquid has been matured in American oak casks previously used for maturing Oloroso in the unique solera system. These casks were specifically chosen for their gentle oak flavors and rich sweetness to complement the fruity character of the spirit.

Kingsbarns Doocot & Balcomie will be available at select retailers nationwide, at an SRP of $59.99 for each 750ml at 46% ABV. To learn more about Kingsbarns Single Malt Scotch Whisky, visit