Surrounded by rolling fields of wheat and barley, whilst overlooking the Firth of Forth and monumental Forth Rail Bridge, lies Spencerfield Farmhouse. Steeped in fascinating heritage, the 16th century Fife farmhouse is home to the Spencerfield Spirit Company and its unique, iconoclastic collection of exceptional spirits.
Set up by former marketing director of Glenmorangie, and whisky aficionado, Alex Nicol, Spencerfield Spirits prides itself on being a close-knit, family run business. A business where Alex and his wife Jane are whole-heartedly dedicated to providing a quality niche alternative to the more conventional mainstream brands.
Their flagship product, the irreverently named, yet seriously flavoursome Sheep Dip was developed in 1970, with its stablemate, the seductively smooth Pig's Nose being launched three years later. Both award winning whiskies have recently been joined by the refreshingly indulgent Edinburgh Gin and the 1990 Old Hebridean, a first vintage for Sheep Dip.
Today on the farm
We're not your everyday farm. We may be surrounded by fields of barley, house the occasional animal and enjoy the fresh eggs that are laid daily, but whisky and gin are the only products we send to market.
At Spencerfield, our animals are all part of the family; so we feel they deserve a worthy mention. Firstly, there are our pigs and their sow, Blossom. Then there are Dug and Daisy, our trusty Patterdale terriers, plus our 3 mad cats. And finally there are our racehorses, our pride and joy - some we've bred ourselves, and if you're ever down Perth racetrack you may catch a glimpse of our two main runners, The Sheepdipper and Edinburghgintime.