Kilchoman Comraich Online Tasting announced

After a few months break, Kilchoman has started the series of popular online tastings again. Tomorrow, 16 September, Kilchoman fans can look forward to a “100% Islay Tasting”, and today the next tasting has already been announced. It will take place on 21 October at 7pm GMT.
The theme of the tasting this time will be the Comraich releases, i.e. the special bottlings for the bars of the same name, which can only be tasted there (and recently and certainly for a short time in the Kilchoman visitor centre) and do not reach the trade.
In the meantime, there is a worldwide network of whisky bars that are distinguished by an exceptional range of whiskies in general and Kilchoman whiskies in particular and have been given the status of a Comraich Bar by Kilchoman. An overview can be found here.

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Tasting participants will now get the rare opportunity to taste all four previous editions. As always, the Tasting Packs can be purchased for £16.66 + tax and shipping on the Kilchoman homepage. They will again be shipped in the newly developed Kilchoman Sample Box, which offers space for a Kilchoman nosing glass in addition to 4 sample bottles.

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Overview of the 4 Comraich batches so far:

Comraich Batch No. 1

With the 1st batch of Comraich, Kilchoman presented a vatting of two 10-year-old bourbon barrels and a good 9-year-old oloroso sherry butt in autumn 2017.

Cask Numbers: 146/2007, 265/2007, 419/2007

Cask types: Ex-Bourbon Barrels (146 & 265/2007), Oloroso Sherry Butt (419/2007)

Distillation Dates: 13.6.2007, 29.8.2007, 4.12.2007

Bottling Date: 14.10.2017

Strength: 55,5 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm


Comraich Batch No. 2

The 2nd batch of Comraich, which arrived in Comraich bars worldwide in spring 2019, represents a vatting of three 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels aged just under 8 years.

Cask Numbers: 206/2011, 207/2011, 208/2011

Cask type: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Distillation Date: 21.4.2011

Bottling Date: 11.3.2019

Strength: 55,3 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm.


Comraich Batch No. 3

The 3rd batch of Kilchoman Comraich was the first 100% Islay whisky to be tasted in this series in autumn 2019. The vatting consisted of two almost 11-year-old bourbon barrels and a good 9-year-old Oloroso sherry butt.

Cask Numbers: 524/2008, 528/2008, 275/2010

Cask types: 1st Fill-Ex-Bourbon Barrels (524 & 528/2008), Oloroso Sherry Butt (275/2010)

Distillation Dates: 16.10.2008, 28.5.2010

Bottling Date: 10.10.2019

Strength: 55,7 % abv

Phenol level: 20 ppm.


Comraich Batch No. 4

The 4th batch of Comraich released in 2021 is a vatting of three bourbon barrels filled in 2011 with an age of just over 9 years.

Cask Numbers: 205/2011, 467/2011, 775/2011

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Distillation Dates: 21.4.2011, 4.8.2011, 9.12.2011

Bottling Date: 8.2.2021

Strength: 55,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm