Kingsbarns Distillery

The proposed Kingsbarns Distillery is situated in the Kingdom of Fife (2011 European Golf Destination of the Year) not far from St Andrews, the home of golf, on the beautiful Cambo Estate overlooking Kingsbarns Golf Links,where the distillery’s Founding Directors Doug Clement and Greg Ramsay, used to caddy together.

Our historic and charming, East Newhall Farm Steading consists of a doocot, octagonal horse mill, stables, byres and farmhouse. The farm provides us with the ideal venue to take whisky-making back to its artisan “barley to bottle” origins and reconnect it with the land, back to a time (16th to late 18th century) when farmers themselves would save their spare crops that would otherwise spoil and distill them in small batches in their byres.

We have recently been awarded a grant from the Scottish Government through their Food Processing, Marketing & Cooperation Scheme of £557,942. This is a capital grant which provides assistance towards the construction of buildings and purchase of plant and equipment. Securing this grant has attracted an offer we couldn’t refuse, to sell the project and deliver a healthy return to our investors. We are beginning building works in 2014 and hopefully distilling later the same year.