Kingsbarns Dream to Dram
Kingsbarns Dream to Dram, 3 YO, 46 %
The Kingsbarns Dream to Dram is the first readily available product from the Wemyss Malts owned Kingsbarns Distillery in the Lowland region of Scotland. It was launched on January 25, 2019. You can read more about it on the official webpage here.
This whisky has been matured in a mix of 90 % 1st fill ex-bourbon casks and 10 % 1st fill STR barriques (wine casks). STR is an abbreviation for shaved, toasted and re-charred.
Nose: Pleasant maltiness. Clear notes of newmake, but a fine newmake at that. Clearly matured in 1st fill bourbon with lots of vanilla and tropical fruits. Hints of camphor.
Taste: Medium body and fairly low sweetness. Comes across as young. Apples with cereal notes as well as malt and vanilla.
Finish: Medium to short finish. Apples still. Drier towards the end. Hints of vanilla and tropical fruits.
Comment: A fine first effort. I feel confident we can expect a lot of great things from Kingsbarns.