Timeline 2001

Anthony Wills, a former wine merchant and independent whisky bottler from England, and Mark French, who runs the Rockside Farm on Islay, develop the idea of building a traditional farm distillery on the Rockside Farm. On 12.11.2001 Kilchoman Distillery Company Ltd is incorporated as a private limited company into the Companies Register with Anthony Wills as Director and his wife

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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 2015

The “Machir Bay” appears from now on without year specification. March 23: the third annual release of “Loch Gorm” is available in the online shop for the first time. Bottled from casks filled in 2009 and 2010, it is only slightly older than last year’s version, namely a little over 5 years, the main difference is the use of sherry

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