Kilchoman Private Cask Release 50/2006

Cask No.: 50/2006

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Date Filled: 11.5.2006

Date Bottled: 8.3.2021

Age: 14 yo

Strength: 54,2 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Distribution: Private Cask


In 2006 and 2007, Kilchoman sold numerous casks to private individuals in order to obtain urgently needed capital for the distillery’s ongoing operations during the economically strained early years. These were almost exclusively 1st fill and 2nd fill bourbon barrels.
Later, they tried to buy back as many of these casks as possible, as the stocks of whisky from the first years had quickly become very scarce. This buy-back programme was only moderately successful, however, and most owners kept their casks and usually had them bottled after the original agreed storage period of 10 years. So there was a great wave of Kilchoman Private Cask bottlings in 2016 and 2017.

The owner(s) of Bourbon Barrel No. 50/2006, on the other hand, had their cask bottled much later: at almost 15 years old, the release was by far the oldest Kilchoman Private Cask at the time of its bottling.