New Fife distillery creates 10 new jobs

New Fife distillery creates 10 new jobs

Fife has welcomed its newest malt whisky distillery which has created 10 new jobs and is expected to produce two million litres of whisky in its first year.

InchDairnie Distillery, located on the outskirts of Kinglassie, aims to take a forward-thinking approach to producing Scotch malt whisky, while remaining respectful of tradition.

The distillery will also utilise energy-efficient production methods all designed to reduce waste and save energy.

InchDairnie Distillery developer Ian Palmer, who has 40 years’ experience in the industry, said: “InchDairnie is the culmination of a dream and everything I’ve learnt about whisky-making over the last four decades.

“I’m hugely respectful of whisky-making traditions, but at InchDairnie our vision is to use technical expertise to capture and nurture all of the flavours from the whisky-making process.”

The distillery will focus on the creation of its first InchDairnie Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which is expected to be available to consumers around 2029.

Palmer added: “We are fortunate not to be under any commercial pressure to release our whisky so we will wait until the whisky is at its absolute best, which could be in 10, 12 or 15 years time, only time will tell.”

In addition, InchDairnie will also make a malt for blending to sell to other distillers.