Kilchoman Madeira Cask Release

Cask type: Madeira Casks

Vintage: 2011

Bottled: 2015

Age: 4 yo

Strength: 50,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 6.100

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

Distribution: worldwide


On October 5th, 2015 the “Madeira Cask Matured Release” was released. After last year’s small edition of the Club Release, which featured a Kilchoman from the Madeira Cask, this is the first major release of this type of cask. For this, 17 ex-Madeira casks filled in 2011 were selected, which resulted in a yield of 6100 bottles with 50% abv. The “Madeira Release” follows the “Port Cask Release” of 2014 and is a further example of full maturation in barrels which are usually only used by other distilleries for post-maturing (“finishing”).

Anthony Wills writes “This release is a break from the norm for us, it represents a bit of an experiment with full maturation rather than simply finishing whisky in casks like Madeira. Full maturation means that the impact of the cask is that much greater, the challenge is to ensure the whisky remains balanced and the influence of the Madeira cask is integrated with that of the Kilchoman spirit.