Kilchoman 100% Islay “unpeated” Bourbon Cask Matured 306/2011 for Berry Bros. & Rudd

Cask No.: 306/2011

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Distillation Date: 8.6.2011

Bottling Date: 12.8.2020

Age: 9 yo

Strength: 56,5 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Number of bottles: 255

Market: UK


After the well-known London wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd released one of the world’s first Kilchoman bottlings made from unpeated malt from the sherry cask in February 2020, a bourbon cask matured bottling appeared in late summer 2020.

As we have already explained several times with the other “unpeated” Kilchoman whiskies, the whisky nevertheless has a slight peat smoke note, as the receivers were not emptied and the pipes not flushed between the distilling processes with peated malt. Only the newly built stillhouse will make a clean separation of the processes possible in the future.
Kilchoman therefore usually uses the term “unpeated” in inverted commas for these bottlings; in the USA, earlier releases were known as “sligthly peated”.
The whisky was matured for over 9 years in an ex-bourbon barrel.