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Kilchoman

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

History:

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]

Links:

Official

Wikipedia

Our Visit:  26th April 2014 WOLS Islay Trip 2014

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Kilchoman Whisky Reviews:

  • Kilchoman 100% Islay 3ed Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition ~ 50% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition ~ 50% (Kilchoman Distillery) 50% ABV, £59.95 for 70cl Score: 81/100 What they say: We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of our 100% Islay 3rd Edition. This is the latest edition of the 100% Islay range which is produced from barley grown, malted, distilled and bottled at […]
  • Kilchoman 2007 Vintage Hi Kilchoman 2007 Vintage ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Kilchoman 2007 Vintage ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) 46% ABV, £51.60 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: The 2007 Vintage is the latest release in the Vintages range. We have previously released the 2006 Vintage which was a vatting of five year old bourbon barrels. The 2007 Vintage is a vatting of six year old […]
  • kilchoman-7-year-old-2008-whisky Kilchoman 2008 Vintage ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Review: Kilchoman 2008 Vintage Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Kilchoman Distillery Bottling: Kilchoman Distillery Company ABV: 46% Cost: £65.95 from Master of Malt Score: 84/100 What they say: On Monday September the 7th 2015 at 10am we will release our first ever 7 year old whisky.  The Limited Edition 2008 Vintage is a […]
  • Kilchoman 4 Years Old 2008 129.3 Unwind and set your watch to Islay Time ~ 60.2% (SMWS) - Kilchoman 4 Years Old 2008 – 129.3 Unwind and set your watch to Islay Time Islay single malt scotch whisky 60.2% ABV, £75 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: Cask No. 129.3 What a nose: maritime, fishy, antiseptic and herbal. Let’s make a start; lobster pots, breakfast kippers, smoked scallops in a creamy pepper […]
  • Kilchoman Madeira Cask Matured 2011 Kilchoman 4 Years Old 2011 Madeira Cask Matured ~ 50% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Review: Kilchoman 4 Years Old 2011 Madeira Cask Matured Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Distillery: Kilchoman Bottling: Official ABV: 50% Cost: £82.95 from Royal Mile Whiskies Score: 85/100 What they say: This expression is our first ever Madeira Cask Matured release! We have selected just 17 first fill ex-Madeira barrels that were filled in […]
  • kilchoman-sauternes-cask-matured-2011 Kilchoman 4 Years Old 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured ~ 50% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Whisky Review: Kilchoman 4 Years Old 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Kilchoman Distillery Bottling: Kilchoman Distillery Company ABV: 50% Cost: £74.93 from MoM or £74.95 from TWE What they say: We are delighted to announce the first ever Sauternes Cask Matured Kilchoman.  The Limited Edition release of just 6,000 […]
  • SMWS-129.6-Peated-Candy Kilchoman 6 Years Old 2008 – 129.6 Peated candy ~ 58.9% (SMWS) - Review: Kilchoman 6 Years Old 2008 – 129.6 Peated candy Origin: Kilchoman Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society ABV: 58.9% Cost: £76 Score: 88/100 What they say Cask No.129.6 Peated candy The first comment on the nose neat was sweet peat smoke and that enticing combination would be with us all the way. Hot smoked […]
  • Kilchoman Madeira Cask Matured 2011 Kilchoman Club 3rd Release – Madeira Cask ~ 58.4% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Kilchoman Club 3rd Release – Madeira Cask Single malt scotch whisky 58.4% ABV, £75 for 70cl available exclusively to Kilchoman Club members (Sign up here: Kilchoman Club) Score: 84/100 What they say: The Kilchoman Club Release – Third Edition is exclusively available to members of the Kilchoman Club. This release will be our first ever […]
  • Kilchoman Coull Point Kilchoman Coull Point ~ 46% (Travel Retail Exclusive) - Kilchoman Coull Point ~ 46% (Travel Retail Exclusive) 46% ABV, £44.99 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Continuing the tradition of Kilchoman whiskies being named after landmarks near the distillery, Coull Point is a rugged headland just half a mile north of Machir Bay.  Coull Point is a limited edition bottling exclusively available from […]
  • Kilchoman-Feis-Ile-2016 Kilchoman Feis Ile 2016 ~ 56.6% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Review: Kilchoman Feis Ile 2016 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Distillery: Kilchoman Bottling: Kilchoman Distillery Company ABV: 56.6% Cost: £90 Score: 86/100 What they say: Feis Ile 2016, this Kilchoman is matured in a Oloroso Butt cask number 429/2007. Limited release of 637 bottles. Colour – Dark burned copper Nose – Smoky and spicy […]
  • Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014 Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014 Edition ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014 Edition ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) 46% ABV, £59.40 for 70cl Score: 82/100 What they say: The Loch Gorm was filled into fresh Oloroso sherry butts in 2009 and bottled in spring 2014, this full ex-sherry cask maturation creates a unique balance of classic Kilchoman character and rich Oloroso sherry influence. Nose: mixed […]
  • KilchomanLochGorm 2015 Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015 ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Review: Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Kilchoman Distillery Bottling: Kilchoman Distillery Company ABV: 46% Cost: £63.95 from Master of Malt Score: 81/100 What they say: Our first release of the year is the latest edition of Loch Gorm. Loch Gorm 2015 has been bottled and only a limited amount […]
  • Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013 Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013 ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013 (Official Bottling) 46% ABV, £39.60 for 70 cl or £7 for 5cl available from Kilchoman online shop here Score 79/100 What they say: Machir Bay 2013 is a vatting of 4 and 5 year old ex-bourbon casks, with the 4 year casks being finished in Oloroso sherry butts for 4 weeks […]
  • Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 46% ABV, £39.90 for 70cl available from Kilchoman Distillery Score: 81/100 What they say: Machir Bay 2014 is a vatting of 5 and 6 year old ex-bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry butts. 46% ABV. The Machir Bay range is Kilchoman’s core expression, first launched in 2012 when it won the prestigious […]
  • Kilchoman Port Label Kilchoman Port Cask Matured ~ 55% (Single Cask Sample) - Kilchoman Port Cask Matured ~ 55% (Single Cask Sample) 55% ABV, Released vatted at £68 for 70cl Score: 89/100 What they say: At the end of August we will release our first ever Port Cask Matured whisky, just 1000 cases (6) of the special edition release will be bottled. The Port Cask Matured release, the […]
  • Kilchoman Small Batch Release Kilchoman Small Batch Release 2013 ~ 58.2% (Kilchoman Distillery) - Kilchoman Small Batch Release 2013 ~ 58.2% (Kilchoman Distillery) 58.2% ABV, ~£60 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: Kilchoman only produce just over 100,000 litres of spirit a year so when they release a small batch of whisky you know the numbers are limited. This has been matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso casks. […]
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