Kilchoman USA Small Batch No. 4

Cask type: 65 % Bourbon Barrels / 5 % Oloroso Sherry Casks / 30 % Madeira Hogshead

Age: NAS

Date Bottled: 3.12.2020

Strength: 48,1 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of Bottles: 1.260

Bottle volume: 0,75 l

Bottle code: 03.12.20 20/185

Market: USA


With the series of Small Batch Releases for Selected Markets launched in 2019, Kilchoman aims to showcase its experimental side. Each of the individual batches has been specially created for individual export markets and shows the influence of various rare cask types on the maturation of Kilchoman whisky.

The basis of each bottling is an already finished Machir Bay vatting or Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting, i.e. a whisky with 46% alcohol strength, which has previously been matured for 3-5 years mainly in bourbon casks and 5-15% in Oloroso sherry casks. This vatting is then married with an additional special cask.

For the USA Small Batch No. 4 the additional cask is again (like in No. 2) a Madeira Hogshead, only this time the proportion is 30% (i.e. 65% Bourbon / 5% Oloroso Sherry / 30% Madeira) and not 70% Bourbon / 5% Sherry and 25% Madeira as with No. 2.