Kingsbarns Distillery Reserve 2020

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
100% STR Red Wine Barriques
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 feb 2021 1:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 133.78

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26 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kingsbarns Distillery Reserve 2020

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.13 points.

  1. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a (pleasant) surprise! I wasn’t expecting too much of this, thinking that it might be an attempt to mask young spirit with a strong cask influence. I was wrong! A great balance of rich, fruity notes from the cask blend with light, floral and cereal notes from the spirit. Clearly a high quality distillate is in play here. Makes me keen to try other releases from Kingsbarns.

  2. distilledinManchesta scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Lovely engaging whisky.
    Right from the neck pour it demands your attention.
    Add a few drops of water and it just gets better.

  3. Thoma scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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  4. VEF206 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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  5. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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  6. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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  7. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  8. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official information:

    A spicy, citrusy and balanced single malt Scotch whisky bottled from 100% STR barriques.

    This limited release cask strength Single Malt for 2020 from the family-owned distillery in the Kingdom of Fife has been distilled using Fife barley and matured in Shaved, Toasted and Recharred red wine barriques from Portugal.

    After Kingsbarns spirit has been matured in these casks, the resulting whisky is imbued with flavours of ginger and nutmeg with citrus orange zest.

    CATEGORY: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    REGION: Lowland
    CASK TYPE: 100% Shaved, Toasted and Re-Charred Red Wine Barriques
    ABV: 59.8% alc./vol.
    COLOUR: Natural

    Only barley grown locally to the distillery in the sun soaked Kingdom of Fife is used to create our light, fruity and delicate spirit.

    NOSE: Dark and sticky treacle with citrus orange zest, Jamaican ginger and nutmeg cake and fresh cherry pipe tobacco.

    PALATE: Sweet cherries, blackcurrant jelly and cinnamon sticks.

    FINISH: Good length of finish with crystallized ginger and spiced damson jam.


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