Timeline 2010

  • Spring: John McLellan, manager of the Bunnahabhain distillery for many years, joins Kilchoman as the new manager. In addition to managing the day-to-day business, he will also be responsible for cask selection in future. The old manager Malcolm Rennie is moving to the newly founded Lowland Distillery Annandale.
John McLellan
  • April: with the “Spring 2010 Release” the 3rd edition of a Kilchoman whisky is released. It is a whisky that was first aged for 3 years in fresh ex-Bourbon barrels and then matured for 3 months in Oloroso Sherry Butts. The vatting also contains 4 ex-bourbon barrels that have not been finished in Sherry Butts.
  • July: with the “Summer 2010 Release” the 4th edition of the so called “Seasonal Releases” is released. This is the first edition exported to the USA and the first edition without sherry finishing. It is a 3 year old whisky, matured in fresh and refill Bourbon barrels.
  • Winter: with the “Winter 2010 Release” the 5th edition of a Kilchoman whisky is released. As with the Summer Release, it is a 3 year old whisky, matured in fresh and refill Bourbon barrels. The circulation is 15.850 bottles.
  • 50,000 bottles of Kilchoman whisky were sold in 2010.