Kilchoman Sanaig (General Release, since 2016)

Cask type: Oloroso Sherry Casks & Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Bottled: since 2016

Age: NAS

Strength: 46,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Bottle size: 0,7 l / 0,75 l

Distribution: worldwide


In february 2016 Kilchoman distillery announced that its sherry cask-influenced NAS malt Sanaig, named after an inlet north west of the distillery, will join Machir Bay as the distillery´s core range. Sanaig has a heavy oloroso cask influence in contrast to the predominantly ex-Bourbon cask-matured Machir Bay. To highlight the contrasting characters of the two main expressions, the packaging for each will now feature a “cask influence bar”. Kilchoman Sanaig was initially launched in 2015 in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, but will now be rolled out across all the brand’s markets, including the US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Taiwan, Russia and Poland. Anthony Wills said: “Sanaig represents another significant step forward for Kilchoman; it is important to be able to offer customers consistently available releases. Until now Machir Bay has been performing that leading role, Sanaig will now share the spotlight.”

Cask influence bar