Kilchoman Private Single Cask 98/2007 for Private Cask Owner
Cask No.: 98/2007
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distillation Date: 16.5.2007
Bottling Date: 1.2.2018
Age: 10 yo
Strength: 54,3 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
Number of bottles: 175
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. As was often the case, the (Swedish) cask owner did not want to be named on the bottles.