Kilchoman Private Single Cask 169/2006 for Private Cask Owner
Cask No.: 169/2006
Cask type: Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Date Filled: 26.7.2006
Date Bottled: 2.2.2018
Age: 11 yo
Strength: 55,7 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 239
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
Distribution: Private Cask (Norway)
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 owner or owners from Norway had bought three casks at once, 135/2006, 136/2006 and 169/2006, and had all three bottled on 2 February 2018.
A part of the edition of all three casks was distributed via the German whisky shop Whiskyhort Oberhausen, so that the bottlings experienced quite a large distribution for private casks.