Kilchoman 15 yo Private Cask 131/2007 for Smoke & Whisky

The whisky retailer Smoke & Whisky in Starnberg has now released a 15-year-old Kilchoman Private Cask bottling from a refill bourbon barrel.

In 2006 and 2007, Kilchoman sold numerous casks to private individuals in order to obtain urgently needed capital for the distillery’s ongoing operations during the economically strained early years. These were almost exclusively 1st fill and 2nd fill bourbon barrels.
Later, they tried to buy back as many of these casks as possible, as the stocks of whisky from the first years had quickly become very scarce. This buy-back programme was only moderately successful, however, and most owners kept their casks and usually had them bottled after the original agreed storage period of 10 years. So there was a great wave of Kilchoman Private Cask bottlings in 2016 and 2017.

The bottling listed here was allowed to mature for over 15 years. Cask no. 131/2007 comes from Frederick Wolff’s private cask stock. His cask no. 53/2006 was released in 2018 after a good 12 years of storage at the Tara whisk(e)y Shop in Munich, with further bottlings to follow.

Cask No.: 131/2007

Cask type: Refill Bourbon Barrel

Date Filled: 3.6.2007 [recte: 13.6.2007]

Date Bottled: 30.11.2022

Age: 15 yo

Strength: 53,2 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 214

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Distribution: Private Cask (Germany)