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Kilchoman Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Kilchoman Distillery Co. Ltd
+44 (0)1496 850011
(Call for visiting hours)
Kilchoman, (pronounced kilhoman) was established in 2005, it is a farm distillery and the first new distillery to be built on Islay for 124 years. Kilchoman gives everyone the opportunity to see all that is best in the grass-roots traditions of malt whisky distilling from barley to bottle.

It is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland with an annual production of 90,000 litres of alcohol. Kilchoman is one of only six distilleries to carry out traditional floor maltings, but the key difference at Kilchoman is that the barley is grown on the farm at the distillery, whereas other distilleries purchase barley from around the country. When mature Kilchoman single malt will also be bottled on Islay.

80% of their annual production is filled into a combination of fresh bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, Kentucky and refill casks and 20% into fresh oloroso sherry butts which should give you an idea of what is going to be available in the future.

2009 was a landmark year in Kilchoman's history as their spirit came of age and the very first single malt is released. A limited run of 3 year old which was bottled for general release from 9th September 2009.

Kilchoman Tasting Notes

Kilchoman Loch Gorm (William Morrison's Tasting Notes):

Colour: A deep natural copper colour from the sherry casks, no fake tans here.

Nose: Lovely enticing light medicinal peat smoke, some toffee and attractive rich grape and touch of spice.

Taste: Initially mild burnt medicinal earthy peat smoke coated in a sweet rich sherry fruitiness then the youthful oaky spiciness. Still a bit of feinty character in there.

Finish: A long finish. Mild peat smoke and mildly drying sweet sherry slowly fading leaving a lovely lingering youthful oaky spiciness.

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Kilchoman Bottlings

Kilchoman offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • A limited amount of Kilchoman 3 year old will be released on the 9th September 2009.

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