Kingsbarns Family Reserve 2020 – nr St Andrews in ‘Kingdom of Fyfe’


70cl / 59.2%



Family-owned – opened 2014

Small – only 200,00 ltrs pa

1 x wash still ; 1 x spirit still

Source underground well

Owned by the Scottish Wemyss family have had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig's) built his first distillery on Wemyss land.



Carefully selected 1st fill ex-bourbon (90%) and 1st fill STR casks (10%) - STR is a new acronym in whisky maturation and refers to 'Shaved, Toasted and Recharred' ex-Portuguese red wine casks

Using the same recipe as their flagship Dream to Dram release, they have bottled at a higher strength and matured the whisky for several months in marrying casks to intensify the flavours and aromas.



A strong floral note of jasmine and honeysuckle. Honeyed mango, vanilla saffron custard, banana, wine gums and strawberry fondant.


Sugary shortbread, exotic fruits such as mango and papaya. Coconut chips changes to a more astringent and complex oak spice.

FINISH: - Intense yet fruity, oaky spice.