Kilchoman Private Single Cask 120/2006 for Stephan Penke & Friends
Cask No.: 120/2006
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distillation Date: 28.6.2006
Bottling Date: 30.6.2016
Age: 10 yo
Strength: 58,0 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 232
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
Distribution: Private Cask (Germany)
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. Stephan Penke & Friends was one of several groups of German whisky lovers who got together – often via various whisky internet forums – to buy one or more Kilchoman casks from the Private Cask Programme. In addition to the cask listed here, they also acquired the sister cask 121/2006 and even the Oloroso Sherry Hogshead 330/2006.