Timeline 2003

November: in an interview in Walter Schoberts “Whisky Watch No. 22” Mark French emphasizes that he firmly believes that the distillery will be built after two failed attempts in 2004. The newly formed team now includes Anthony Wills and him, whisky scientist James Swan and whisky expert and author Charles MacLean. Sir John MacTaggart, who was already involved with Bruichladdich,

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Timeline 2007

Two further stainless steel washbacks were installed. This brings the total number of washbacks to 4, each with a filling volume of 6,000 Liters. May 31st: The highlight of the Kilchoman Open Day at Fèis Ile 2007 is a lecture by Dr. James Swan on whisky maturation at Warehouse No. 1. Also at Fèis Ile, Kilchoman presents the first bottling

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Timeline 2008

May 15: a new Kilchoman Distillery website is launched that day. May 29: at the Kilchoman Open Day of Fèis Ile 2008, Dr. James Swan presents a Spirit Tasting with New Make, a one-year-old and a two-year-old Kilchoman. September 2: in autumn 2008 Kilchoman will be attending the following whisky fairs. Visitors will have the opportunity of tasting Kilchoman new spirit, as

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2019/05/06 – New Limited Release: STR Cask Matured

For May 8, 2019, Kilchoman announces the release of a completely new limited release, the “STR Cask Matured”. The STR Cask – the letters stand for Shaving, Toasting and Re-Charring – is an invention of James Swan, who unfortunately passed away far too early. As an expert and consultant, Swan had a decisive influence on the planning and operation of

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