Kingsbarns appoints production officer
Fife-based Kingsbarns Distillery has named Kate Bradley as its production officer at the family-owned site.
Bradley was born in Ardnamurchan in the west Highlands of Scotland, and will be responsible for all aspects of production.
She will support the distillery manager, Peter Holroyd, in the selection and management of the casks, nurture the brand’s premium blends, and focus on new product development.
Bradley said: “Kingsbarns Distillery is an incredibly special place and I’m excited to further ignite my love for whisky and learn from some of the very best in the industry.
“It’s a really exciting time for Kingsbarns and I look forward to seeing what the future holds – both at the distillery and for the wider industry.”
Bradley recently graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a BSc in Brewing and Distilling.
In 2020, Kingsbarns added a new permanent Scotch whisky to its range, called Balcomie.
The whisky was the first in a series of releases named after the distillery’s home in Fife, with the first expression named Balcomie Castle.
Holroyd added: “During the interview process, Kate’s love and passion for whisky really shone through, and her knowledge of the industry was second to none. I am in no doubt that Kate will do an amazing job and I look forward to supporting her carve out a successful career within the Kingsbarns family.
“Over the course of the next few months, we have some innovative new products launching as well as some special brand milestones to celebrate, so it’s a great time for Kate to begin.”