Timeline 2011

April: with the “Spring 2011 Release” the 6th and last of the quarterly Kilchoman editions is published. From 2012, “Machir Bay” will be established as the standard whisky. The “Spring 2011 Release” contains 3 and 4 year old whiskies, which were matured in fresh and refill Bourbon barrels. May 27: For the second time Kilchoman releases a “Feis Ile Release”.

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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. By the end of the year just over 130,000 litres of pure alcohol will have been produced. April 8: “Loch Gorm” is released. Named after the famous lake near the distillery, Kilchoman now gives

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Timeline 2014

January: 2 vatting tanks are installed in Warehouse No. 1. In the future they will be used to marry the barrels for the bigger editions, like “Machir Bay” and “100% Islay”, before bottling. Previously, the company relied on the help of Bruichladdich, where the barrels were emptied and married, and then returned to the Kilchoman bottling hall in large plastic

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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 will be 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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2018/11/22 – Introduction of NFC labels

Kilchoman is one of the first Scottish whisky distilleries to announce the introduction of NFC labels on its two general releases “Machir Bay” and “Sanaig”. By means of so-called Near Field Communication, buyers of the bottles can briefly touch the label with their smartphones and then receive on their mobile phones further information about the bottlings, such as taste notes,

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2018/09/13 – European Tour announced

On 13 September 2018, Kilchoman announced a new European marketing tour. Three years after the last European Tour, the famous Kilchoman Landrover will tour through 9 (!) European countries with a new trailer. Tour planning: UK   24.–30.09.2018Glasgow – Carlisle – Bath – London Belgium and Luxembourg   1.–6.10.2018Heuvelland – Mechelen – Boortmeerbeek – Heers – Liege – Massen The Netherlands   8.–13.10.2018Wageningen

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