Kilchoman Club Release 6th Edition (2017)
Cask Nos.: 383-385, 387, 388/2007
Cask type: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Distillation Date: 1.11.2007
Bottling Date: 20.11.2017
Age: 10 yo
Strength: 57,4 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 1.241
Bottle size: 0,7 l
Bottle code: KC 20/11/17
Distribution: Kilchoman Club Members only via Kilchoman website
On 8 November 2017 Kilchoman announced, that the 6th Edition Club Release will be available exclusively to Club Members from noon (GMT) on Wednesday the 6th of December.
The 2017 club release is a cask strength (57.4%) vatting of five ten-year-old bourbon barrels, all distilled 01/11/2007, bottled 20/11/2017. The casks were individually selected by Kilchoman Founder Anthony Wills and represent his idea of the perfect Kilchoman 10-year-old:
“For me personally, Kilchoman is best when matured in fresh bourbon barrels, the lighter influence of the American oak makes for a more harmonious marriage between cask and spirit. This allows for Kilchoman’s natural floral citrus character to develop and integrate with that of the bourbon oak flavours. These casks are like our crown jewels, we have few casks over ten years old so need to be very selective with when they are bottled. These being fresh barrels, are at their peak now, the balance is fantastic and they are some of the very best Kilchoman casks I’ve tasted.”
The release of just 1.241 bottles was exclusively available to Kilchoman Club members – limited to one bottle per person – via the Kilchoman website, priced at £99.00 per bottle.