Kilchoman Quebec Small Batch No. 1 released

A few days ago, the first Kilchoman Small Batch Release for the province of Québec was released in Canada.

In Canada, the distribution of alcohol is handled exclusively by state monopolies (so-called Crown Corporations). Each province has its own Crown Corporation, in Québec this is La Société des Alcools du Québec.

For this reason, we are now dealing with a small batch exclusively for Québec and not for Canada.

The basis of the whiskies in the series of Small Batch Releases for selected markets, which began in 2019, is an already finished Machir Bay vatting or Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting , i.e. a whisky with 46% alcohol strength, which was previously matured for approx. 5 years predominantly in bourbon barrels and 5-15% in oloroso sherry casks. This vatting is then married with an additional special cask.

In the case of the Québec Small Batch No. 1, the additional cask is a Sauternes wine cask, as is so often the case with the worldwide small batch releases of the years 2021 and 2022. The proportions are given as 75% bourbon, 5% (oloroso) sherry and 20% Sauternes.


Pictures by Julien Bouscotte Morissette

Cask types: 75 % Bourbon Barrels / 5 % Oloroso Sherry Casks / 20 % Sauternes Cask

Age: NAS

Date Bottled: 31.8.2022

Strength: 49,1 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 1.260

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Bottle code: SB 31.08.22 22/138

Barcode: 5 060210 706005

Market: Canada (Québec)