Kilchoman Founders Cask No. 3 released

The 3rd edition of the Founders Cask series is now available in British whisky shops. Distributed exclusively in the UK, the series is based on the idea that each of the five members of the Kilchoman owner family selects a special cask of Kilchoman whisky.This edition should not be confused with “The Wills Family Cask Collection”, which the well-known French […]

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Fèis Ìle 2020: Kilchoman Open Day Programme Announced

Due to the cancellation of Fèis Ìle 2020, this year’s Islay Festival Fèis Ìle is known to be held virtually. This means that from 23.5.2020 to 30.5.2020, the individual distilleries will present themselves on their respective days with a more or less detailed online programme including tastings, auctions, virtual tours, discussion groups and music. As usual, many of the distilleries […]

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Tasting Notes: Single Bourbon Cask No. 10/2009 – Celebrating 10 years of Kilchoman Single Malt in Germany

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the release of the first Kilchoman single malt whisky in Germany, the German Kilchoman importer “Alba Import” had organised a series of tastings with Peter Wills in six German cities (we reported).To mark this anniversary, a special single cask bottling was also launched, the “Bourbon Matured Single Cask No. 10/2009 – Celebrating […]

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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: two 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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