Kilchoman 100% Islay – 8th Edition

Cask type: 23 Bourbon Barrels & 7 Oloroso Sherry Butts

Vintage: 2008–2012

Bottled: August 2018

Strength: 50,0 % abv

Phenol level: approx. 20 ppm

Number of bottles: 12.000

Bottle size: 0,7 l / 0,75 l

Bottle code:
100 27.08.18 18/73
100 28.08.18 18/73

Distribution: worldwide


Released on September 10, 2018, the 8th edition of the 100% Islay series is a vatting of 23 Bourbon Barrels and 7 Oloroso Sherry Butts that were filled from 2008 to 2012. The Optic barley used was harvested from 2007-2011 at the distillery’s Rockside Farm. The use of sherry barrels in the vatting is a novelty in the range, which until now has only used whiskies matured in Bourbon barrels. According to Anthony Wills, the sherry casks (after all, about 40% of the whisky) are supposed to give the whisky additional depth and fullness of taste to the otherwise predominant flavours of fresh fruit and vanilla tones.