Timeline 2010

March 4: Kilchoman announces that John MacLellan, manager of the Bunnahabhain distillery for 12 years, will be joining Kilchoman as the new general manager. He will start his new job on 3 May, besides managing the day-to-day business he will also be responsible for the cask selection in the future. The old manager Malcolm Rennie will change to the newly […]

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Timeline 2012

February: with the “Machir Bay 2012”, Kilchoman launches its first General Release. Unlike the previous limited releases, it will be permanently available in all Kilchoman markets. The edition is named after a bay not far from the distillery with one of Islays most beautiful sandy beaches. Bottled in batches, they plan to increase the age of the whiskies contained from […]

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Timeline 2013

The average cask filling rate is now about 21 casks per week, mostly fresh ex-bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, but still sherry butts, too. February: Robin Bignal, who had already worked part time at Kilchoman from August 2010 to January 2013, becomes a full time member of the production team after Gavin Douglas had left Kilchoman. First week […]

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Timeline 2015

The “Machir Bay” appears from now on without year specification. Named after the bay not far from the distillery with one of Islay’s most beautiful sandy beaches, the batch-bottled release was labelled with the year of bottling from 2012 to 2014. During this period, the age of the whiskies contained in the bottle increased from year to year. From 2015 […]

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Timeline 2016

January: Renovation work on the malt Floor In February 2016, a new bottling has been released exclusively in Germany, the “Small Batch for Germany PX Finish & Oloroso”. For this release, two Bourbon Barrels bottled on 4.11.2010, which received a PX Finish after 5 years of maturation, and one Oloroso Sherry Cask, the contents of which were distilled on 1.9.2011, […]

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