FinGlassie and KinGlassie what’s the difference?
While the two names are similar and both names are local place names there are definite differences between the two single malts, but also similarities. FinGlassie takes its name from the area of Finglassie, south of Glenrothes in Fife.
Both single malts are double distilled and both are peated. In fact, the peating level of FinGlassie and KinGlassie is 50 ppm. This results in a peating level in the new make of about 18 – 20 ppm. Enough for us to call it chunky.
However, KinGlassie is made using only Fife grown barley and matured at the distillery in casks chosen by us. We will eventually bottle KinGlassie as a single malt.
While FinGlassie has the same peating levels the barley is not from Fife. As such we currently have no plan for bottling this. Having to turn down requests and orders for tankers FinGlassie (and unpeated StrathEnry) has already cemented itself as a much sought after trading malt for blenders and distillers. It has become like a rare spice for those special dishes. Some independent bottlings will be available but these are not matured at the distillery nor have the casks been selected by InchDairnie Distillery.
Except for the peated barley FinGlassie is made in exactly the same way as StrathEnry, with the same yeast and the same cut points. KinGlassie uses Fife peat only, different yeast and different cut points, even the mill screen is set differently.