Kilchoman Private Single Bourbon Cask 196/2006 for Part nan Suaineach
Cask No.: 196/2006
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distillation Date: 16.8.2006
Bottling Date: 27.6.2016
Age: 9 yo
Strength: 56,8 % abv
Number of bottles: 184
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
Bottle Code: 196/06 27/6/16
Distribution: Private Cask (Sweden)
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.
This is one of those bottlings. The cask owners are obviously a group of Swedish whisky fans, as the attempt at a Gaelic name suggests. In Gaelic, “nan Suaineach” actually means “from Sweden”; the English “part” is pronounced quite similarly in Gaelic, but is spelled “phàirt”.