Kilchoman Single Quarter Cask 582/2010 for Master of Malt
Cask No.: 582/2010
Cask type: Bourbon Quarter Cask
Date Filled: 7.10.2010
Date Bottled: 5.9.2015
Age: 4 yo
Strength: 59,2 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Bottle volume: 0,7 l / 0,03 l
Number of bottles: 129
Bottle code: 582/10 05/9/15
In October 2010, Kilchoman filled a good 100 so-called Quarter Casks for the first time, which had been made for the distillery by a cooperage from bourbon cask staves.
Quarter casks, as the name suggests, are only about a quarter of the size of a 500-litre cask. The much larger surface area of the cask compared to its volume leads to more intensive contact with the wood of the maturing distillate. For this reason, some distilleries like to use quarter casks for finishing whisky.
On 26 September 2016, the “Original Cask Strength – Quarter Cask Matured Release” was released, for which 95 of the casks were bottled with an edition of 12,000 bottles.
Before and after that, a few Quarter Cask single cask bottlings were released, including the release listed here for Master of Malt, which was also included as a 3 cl sample in the well-known Christmas calendar The Premium Whisky Advent Calendar 2015 of the company Drinks by the Dram.