Kilchoman Distillery

Region: Islay Scotland, PA49 7UT

Founded: 2005

Status: Active

Owner: Kilchoman Distillery Co.

Water source: Allt Gleann Osamail burn

Mash tun: Stainless steel semi-lauter

Washbacks: 4x stainless steel

Stills: 1x wash 1x spirit

Capacity: 150,000 litres per annum


The distillery began production in June 2005, and was the first to be built on the island of Islay in 124 years. The distillery uses barley grown on site at Rockside Farm and malted at the distillery, as well as malt from the Port Ellen maltings and releases separate bottlings depending on the source of the grain.[2] It is one of only six Scottish distilleries still doing traditional floor-maltings, and will be unique in having all parts of the process – growing barley, malting, distilling, maturing and bottling – carried out on Islay. The distillery first filled casks on 14 December 2005 and the distillery began bottling 3 year old single malt in September 2009. Kilchoman also intends to release 5, 8, 10 and 12 Year old bottlings. The whisky will primarily age in bourbon casks, though sherry casks will also be employed.[2] The first official Kilchoman, the “Inaugural release” was released in 2009 and the first 100% Islay whisky released in 2011. The whisky produced by the Port Ellen maltings are peated to the same levels as Ardbeg, while the malt peated on their own floor maltings will be approximately 25 ppm.[4]




Our Visit:  26th April 2014 WOLS Islay Trip 2014


P1060866 P1060867 P1060868 P1060869 P1060870 P1060871 P1060872 P1060873 P1060874 P1060875 P1060876 P1060877 P1060878 P1060879 P1060880 P1060881 P1060882 P1060883 P1060884 P1060885 P1060886 P1060887 P1060888 P1060889 P1060890 P1060892 P1060893  P1060895 P1060896  P1060898

Kilchoman Whisky Reviews: