Kilchoman Vintage 2006

Cask type: 80% 1st Fill- und 20% Refill Bourbon Barrels

Vintage: 2006

Bottled: 11/2011

Age: 5 yo

Strength: 46,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 11.300

Bottle volume: 0,05 l / 0,7 l / 0,7 l (Futures Bottling with Bottle-No.) / 0,75 l

Bottle code: 11/9714

Distribution: worldwide


With the “Vintage 2006” Kilchoman started the series of its limited vintage whiskies in 2011. In the future, a new edition was to be released every 2 years, each of which would have 1 year more storage time.

Apart from a few single cask bottlings already released during 2011, the “Vintage 2006” was the first official bottling of a 5 year old Kilchoman whisky. With it, the “Futures” – rights to the first bottling of a 5-year-old Kilchoman – previously sold by the Kilchoman Distillery were redeemed. The Futures bottles and cartons were individually hand-numbered.



The US version still appeared in the old bottle design.

Tasting Notes:

Colour: very light gold / dark straw

Nose: dry ash, behind it coconut, vanilla, fresh, slightly pungent, very little yellow fruit, in addition honey and nut, after longer standing also light cask tones: damp sawdust

Taste: very dry, but in addition nice malty-fruity sweetness, some yellow fruits – rather fruit candies, rather moussing and astringent, only slightly oily, on the whole rather fresh looking, somewhat metallic and slightly bitter

Finish: medium length, peaty-dry, only slightly bitter

Conclusion: hardly any new make character