Fife Whisky Festival Blog

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Published on: 23/08/19 by Justine

Our good friends at InchDairnie Distillery will be nipping over from Glenrothes to Cupar to return to the third Fife Whisky Festival on 7th March 2020.

The team will be returning with the now famous InchDairnie Black Box where you’ll be able to hear all about how the spirit is produced including the different grains used and the flavour profiles achieved as a result.

Not only do you hear all of this information from the highest authority i.e. Scott the distiller, you’ll also have an opportunity to taste the spirit and judge for yourself.

InchDairnie at the Fife Whisky Festival

Distilling started at InchDairnie at the end of 2015 but it’s unlikely that you’ll see any of its whisky on the shelves before 2025. Ian Palmer, managing director of InchDairnie Distillery, has over 40 years’ experience in the Scotch whisky industry and has decided to wait until the whisky has reached perfection before releasing it.

Although InchDairnie produces spirit to be used in Macduff International’s blends, we must therefore remain patient. We know that the distillery’s first release will be Ryelaw – a rye whisky – and it’s believed to be the return of the use of rye in Scotch whisky for the first time in over 100 years.

nchDairnie at the Fife Whisky Festival

In the meantime, you can try the different types of spirit at next year’s Fife Whisky Festival including that made using a mash with a high proportion of malted rye.

The Black Box has proved to be a big hit with Fife Whisky Festival goers in previous years. What else will the team be pouring for 2020’s event? You’ll just have to head over there to find out.