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 from its “MacBeatha” series: a 15-year-old Bowmore whisky with a rum finish (110 bottles, 54.3% abv). Until Kilchoman will be able to launch its own whiskies on the market, the company continues to operate as an independent bottler on a small scale. In addition to cask sales to private individuals, this is another way of financing the distillery’s ongoing operations in the early years.