Kilchoman Private Single Cask 42/2006 for The Friday Morning Single Malt Club
Cask No.: 42/2006
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distillation Date: 4.5.2006
Bottling Date: 28.7.2016
Age: 10 yo
Strength: 57,6 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 240
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
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 bottling listed here is one of the not-so-rare examples of whisky shop owners participating in the Kilchoman Private Cask Programme or buying up such casks from their original owner or taking over the distribution.
Behind “The Friday Morning Single Malt Club” is the British whisky retailer The Whisky Exchange, meanwhile one of the largest whisky online shops in Great Britain, where you could officially buy the bottles in summer 2017.