3 results for tag: Fife Whisky Trail


Fife Whisky Trail April 2019

Despite being a cold, dreich day last Saturday, we were in good spirits as we headed along the Fife Whisky Trail. The first stop for my group of lovely whisky enthusiasts from the Czech Republic was Lindores Abbey Distillery. Here we enjoyed a great in-depth tour with Gary Haggart, Lindores' distiller. We were able to taste a few drams. The new make spirit, with those lovely butterscotch notes, followed by a quick group hug of one the mash tuns warmed us up before heading to the warehouse.Lindores started distilling towards the end of 2017 and it's remarkable how the spirit has changed with just over a year in the cask. It's all about the ...

Priestfield Maltings

Driving back from Eden Mill, along the A914, I spotted 3 pagoda roofs in the distance. A wee nosey about revealed that the building, long since converted into housing, was once the site of Priestfield Maltings.Not knowing anything about them, I made a pot of tea and got myself on to the interweb to find out...  The maltings was owned by the Bonthrone family, who also owned Auchtermuchty (also known as Stratheden) distillery nearby (from 1829 to 1926). Priestfield Maltings was owned later on by Scottish Malt Distillers and operated until 1968, when it closed and the company moved to more cost effective, centralised malting.The ...

A visit to Daftmill

Daftmill is one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, situated near Bow of Fife near Cupar. In 2003, two brothers, Francis and Ian Cuthbert, applied for planning permission to convert the old mill into a distillery and the first spirit came off the stills in December 2005.Eleven years later and the whisky produced at Daftmill is still to be bottled. Meanwhile, the whisky community waits with bated breath for the first release… I was lucky enough to have a look around Daftmill, courtesy of Francis Cuthbert. Although I disagree, I have often heard the argument that ‘all distillery tours are the same’. This certainly wasn’t! Two hours in ...