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New Scotch distillery looking for members

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new whisky distillery in Fife, due to open next year, is looking for members to sign up and receive bottlings for the next 50 years.

Ladybank, which is located in the centre of Fife, will begin production by the end of 2007, and the distillery has set up a membership club limited to 1,250 people. A few memberships are still available for a one-off payment of 3,250, and the price will then rise to 5,000. Members will be entitled to six bottles of Ladybank whisky a year, for the next 50 years, and memberships can be passed to relatives or sold.

Work on the distillery will begin next month, and when finished, it will be producing four styles of whisky: an unpeated and unSherried style; a heavily peated style; a whisky finished in Sherry or wine casks; and a fourth style that will use unique malting techniques', such as using alternative wood smokes instead of peat.

Ladybank will also feature four private members' tasting and dining rooms. Its founder James Thomson said: All we want to do is to create a distillery, make some fantastic whisky, encourage all the members to get involved and have a lot of fun along the way.'