Kilchoman 10 yo 100% Islay Bourbon Single Cask 281/2010 (The Wills Family Cask Collection: Kathy Wills)

Cask No.: 281/2010

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Distillation Date: 28.5.2010

Bottling Date: 28.8.2020

Age: 10 yo

Strength: 54,2 % abv

Phenol level: approx. 20 ppm

Number of bottles: 254

Bottle size: 0,7 l

Market: France


In September 2020, the well-known French spirits retailer and Kilchoman importer “La Maison du Whisky” launched an exclusive range of 5 Kilchoman single cask bottlings under the name “The Wills Family Cask Collection”. The concept behind the series was that each of the five members of the Kilchoman founder family would choose a special cask. The result was a series of truly outstanding bottlings.

Kathy Wills, wife of Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills, chose a 100% Islay Bourbon barrel in which the whisky had been matured for over 10 years.

She wrote: “I am the third generation of my family to live on Islay, the island has a special place in my heart. When it came to selecting a cask, for the Family Collection, I went straight to our 100% Islay casks. These whiskies are produced from barley we grow and malt ourselves. The 100% Islay spirit is a lighter peating level, which I prefer, it has a beautiful floral character which matures exceptionally well in bourbon barrels. This is one of my all-time favourite casks.”