Kilchoman 9 yo 100% Islay Bourbon Barrel Single Cask 17/2012 – French Exclusive
Cask No.: 17/2012
Cask type: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distillation Date: 26.1.2012
Bottling Date: 16.8.2021
Age: 9 yo
Strength: 55,3 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
Number of bottles: 246
For its 65th anniversary, French spirits distributor and Kilchoman importer La Maison Du Whisky published a catalogue of exclusive LMDW bottlings of whisky, rum and other spirits under the title “À la Conquête des Origines” (“The Conquest of Origins”), including four new Kilchoman bottlings sold from 6 October 2021. This time LMDW has not bottled experimental cask finishes, but, as the name of the catalogue suggests, goes back to the origins in terms of age and cask selection: there are each a bourbon barrel and a sherry cask from the two Kilchoman production lines: the 100% Islay, i.e. the whisky made from the farm’s own barley and peated at around 20 ppm, and the spirit made from Port Ellen malt at 50 ppm.
The 100% Islay release listed here was matured for over 9 years in a fresh bourbon barrel.