Kilchoman Founders Cask No. 4 released

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Since a few days, the 4th edition of the Founders Cask series is available in British whisky shops. The series, distributed exclusively in Great Britain, is based on the idea that each of the five members of the family of Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills selects a special cask of Kilchoman whisky.
This edition should not be confused with “The Wills Family Cask Collection”, which the well-known French spirits retailer and Kilchoman importer “La Maison du Whisky” launched exclusively for the French market at the end of September 2020 (and which the Chinese Kilchoman importer SMCC copied at the end of 2021) which is based on the same concept.

In early 2018, the first issue of the series was released with a single sherry cask selected by Kathy Wills, wife of Anthony Wills and mother of George, James and Peter Wills, followed in late 2019 by No. 2, a 12-year-old bourbon barrel from eldest son George Wills, and in December 2020 issue Number 3, a Red Wine Finish Single Cask selected by Peter Wills.

For the 4th bottling now available, James Wills, the middle of the three sons, selected a 100% Islay Refill Oloroso Hogshead in which the whisky, made from the farm’s own barley, was matured for over 10 years.


Cask No.: 625/2011

Cask type: Refill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead

Distillation Date: 13.11.2011 [recte: 13.10.2011]

Bottling Date: 7.12.2021

Age: 10 yo

Strength: 54,4 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 322

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Market: UK