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Balcomie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  • Fife, 
  • scotland

Latest Awards

  • 94 points Best Buy, Top 100 Spirits 2023 Wine Enthusiast , December 2023
  • 91 points Whisky Advocate , June 2023

INDEPENDENT LOWLAND SPIRIT. Proudly independent and quietly determined, at Kingsbarns Distillery we make beautiful Lowland single malts, our way. From our home in Fife, on Scotland’s East Coast, we tell the story of the elements that go into making our whisky, and of the people who make it. As we continue our journey as a young distillery, we’re committed to remain true to our Lowland home, our people and our independent spirit. We are proud to be one of only a few independent distilleries that are family-owned and operated within Scotland. Founder, William Wemyss and Production Director, Isabella Wemyss run Kingsbarns as a brother-sister partnership. Isabella is a well-respected and prominent female voice in the traditionally male-dominated whisky industry. Her background & talents lie in the finer details of maturation, quality control and blending. Kingsbarns is also proudly committed to sustainability, minimizing waste and respecting the planet’s natural resources. The entire site at Kingsbarns distillery and visitor center are powered by 100% green renewable energy. They also implement a circular distilling process, where the spent mash grain is used to feed local cattle, and the water drawn from the distillery's aquifer is naturally filtered through reed beds before returning to the land.


The Kingsbarns flavor profile is a signature blend of single malts that are produced with a light and fruity character in the typical Lowlands style in Fife, Scotland. The Barley we use has been locally grown in Fife for almost a thousand years – respectful of our area’s agricultural heritage. Our Water is filtered through 300-million-year-old sandstone, our distillery’s own aquifer provides the pure water for our whisky making. We have carefully chosen to use two strains of Yeast, to create the distillery’s fruity and light Lowland-style spirit.


BALCOMIE is matured in American oak casks previously used for maturing Oloroso Sherry in the unique Solera System of Aging, chosen by Production Director, Isabella Wemyss. We follow a particularly long fermentation process of between 3 to 5 days to develop the fruity Lowland-style characteristics we’re looking for. Our copper distillation takes an extremely high cut point to ensure purity of flavor.

Tasting Notes

Sweetly complex and elegant, BALCOMIE is rich with baking spices, dried fruit & tropical character.


Expect a burnished gold hue and fresh apple scent. The palate opens distinctly sweet, with salted caramel, rum raisin and baked-apple tones, but finishes gently with ginger spice and vanilla. -K.N.

Wine Enthusiast - December 2023


Matured in American oak sherry butts, this impressive whisky unfurls slowly and deliberately in the glass, with nuance and understated power. Dried herb, earth and a hint of saline complement and contrast with the depth of dark cherry and baked apple. -V.B.

The Tasting Panel - June 2023


Overripe fruit, assertive rum esters, and chocolate-covered raisins lead on this confident single malt's nose. Once the almost fermented notes have been navigated, the whisky shows softer cinnamon roll aromas, with toffee and butterscotch. The palate tamps down the overripe notes, gracefully softening into dried berries, orange oil, and french toast. The finish is raisin and candied pecan-forward, fading over a moderate length of time. - S.E.

Whisky Advocate - June 2023



technical details
  • ABV: 46%
  • Closure: Cork

Isabella Wemyss


Balcomie Castle Cobbler

  • 1.25 oz Kingsbarns Balcomie
  • 1.25 oz Don Zoilo 15-year-old Oloroso Sherry
  • 0.5 oz Citrus Oleo/Simple Syrup
  • 1 Lemon Slice
  • 1 Orange Slice
  • Mint Sprig
  • Add all Kingsbarns Balcomie, Sherry & Citrus Oleo to a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well and strain over fresh ice in a wine glass.
  • Garnish with the mint sprig, lemon slice & orange slice.
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