Kilchoman 14 yo Bourbon Barrel 30/2006 (The Wills Family Cask Collection: Anthony Wills)

Cask No.: 30/2006

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Date Filled: 20.4.2006

Date Bottled: 28.8.2020

Age: 14 yo

Strength: 53,3 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 240

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 five 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.

Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills chose one of the first casks in the distillery’s history, a bourbon barrel in which the whisky was aged for over 14 years. This was only the second 14-year-old whisky bottled by Kilchoman and, at the time of its release in September 2020, the oldest ever bottled.

Anthony Wills wrote: This was one of the first 50 casks to be filled at Kilchoman so it is hugely significant in the history of the distillery. The cask has a beautiful balance of character that typifies the balance of flavours I set out to achieve when I established Kilchoman. It offers the Islay whisky fan the assertiveness of a typical Islay whisky but with fresh, more vibrant citrus fruit, richness and a beautiful creamy texture.”