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Kingsbarns distillery given green light

January 14 2013

Kingsbarns distillery given green light
Historic distillers the Wemyss family have announced that they are to commence construction on a £3m single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre by Kingsbarns, Fife - after securing a grant from the Scottish Government.

Located within the listed East Newhall Farm steading, now situated on Cambo Estates’ Kingsbarns golf course, the crumbling ruin will be extensively remodelled by conservation specialists Simpson & Brown.

This work will take place between early 2013 and 2014 when it is hoped distilling can commence.

William Wemyss said: “This rare opportunity to distil our own single malt whisky and develop a new Scotch whisky brand to support our existing business as an independent bottler will secure the family interest in Scotch for the next generation.

“We are delighted to be working with the Scottish Government, Sir Peter Erskine and Kingsbarns Distillery founder, Doug Clement, to bring a new distillery and visitor centre to the East Fife area.”
The 7th Earl of Wemyss owned part of the Cambo Estate between 1759 and 1783
The 7th Earl of Wemyss owned part of the Cambo Estate between 1759 and 1783

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Sven on 17 Jan 2013 at 11:04 AM
Simpson & Brown are my favourite practice and it is exciting to see them carrying out the restoration here. They do the rare thing of successfully restoring old buildings faithfully while allowing them to be used for modern use. Would be great to see some drawings of their proposals.

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