Kilchoman Distillery was founded in 2005 and is the first distillery to be built on Islay for over 120 years. It is a farm distillery and a proportion of the barley used in production is grown and malted at the distillery. Kilchoman displays all that is great about the grass-roots traditions of Scotch whisky distilling. As well as being one of only a handful of distilleries still practicing floor malting, barley is also grown on the farm, making Kilchoman the only distillery to complete all parts of the whisky making process on site. Kilchoman truly is Islay’s farm distillery – from barley to bottling.

Visit the official Kilchoman site at www.kilchomandistillery.com

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Kilchoman Machir Bay

Machir Bay, our signature peated Single Malt, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both Bourbon and Sherry casks. Named after Islay’s most spectacular beach, the high proportion of Bourbon barrels create a distinct balance of classic Islay character and fresh floral complexity.

Nose: Soft cooked fruits with strong peaty aromas.
Palate: Soft mixed fruits and vanilla with an intense sweetness.
Finish: A Classic islay malt now showing the benefit of additional ageing. A long lingering finish.

Kilchoman Sanaig

 

Named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic coast, Sanaig is a vatting of both Sherry and Bourbon casks. The high proportion of Oloroso Sherry influence adding a balance of dried fruits and spices to classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness and peat smoke character.

Nose: Soft cooked fruits with caramel and vanilla. Palate: Toffee, peat smoke and citrus with lingering sweetness. Finish: A lovely balance of peat smoke, fruit and sweetness.

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength

 

On Islay, even the sheep celebate the festive season. There’s nothing better on a dark wintery night than a large dram of cask strength Kilchoman. So this year we’ve decided that rather than reducing Machir Bay to our standard 46% abv bottling strength we’ll release a limited number of bottles at cask strength; 58.6% abv. That should keep out the cold!

Nose: Lemon zest, vanilla and distinct coastal influence give way to floral intensity, juicy peaches, pears, and wafts of rich spices.

Palate: Bursts of tropical fruit and dried sultanas, warming smoke and waves of honey, malt, butterscotch and rich sweetness.

Finish: Sherry-soaked fruit, cracked black pepper and sea salt. Long-lasting with layers of citrus sweetness and maritime peat.

Kilchoman Casado

 

Casado (Portuguese for marriage) is a limited edition bottling which was distilled in 2014 and matured in fresh Bourbon barrels for 6 years before 38 casks were selected and married together in two 6,000 litre Portuguese red wine vats.

Bottled at 46^ abv. 50 PPM, 12,900 bottles Worldwide, 1,500 bottles for the US

Nose: An opening note of intense campfire smoke balanced with ripe summer stone fruits; peach, plum, and cherry. Deep notes of marzipan become the focus combined with layered maritime notes.

Palate: Pepper and spice on the first taste. Dry, salty peat smoke sits on the palate, yet fruit notes of apricot and lemon find their way through.

Finish: A long finish which brings a hot spicy character. Stewed, cooked fruit notes bring a sweet-jam profile providing an on-going sweetness that the classic Kilchoman smoke balances beautifully.

 

Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Loch Gorm is the name given to our annual Sherry matured limited edition. Named after Islay’s largest freshwater lake neighboring the distillery, the dark murky color of the loch’s water is reflected in the rich coppery tones of our Sherry matured Loch Gorm release.

Loch Gorm 2022 Edition was matured in Oloroso Sherry Butts previously used by Bodega Jose y Miguel Martin for a minimum of eight years. The 22 casks selected are a combination of 20 fresh and 2 refill casks. The Sherry soaked Oak adds layers of rich fruity character which balance beautifully with classic Kilchoman peat smoke and citrus flavors.

Nose: Intense sweet pipe smoke, followed by waves of freshly cut strawberries and candied lemon peel. Lighter notes of Neroli (orange blossoms), soft toffee, and cloves.

Palate: An initial note of dark chocolate and toasted walnuts, gentle tobacco smokiness, hints of caramel and dates accompanied by subtle warming peat smoke.

Finish: Long and evolving with cinnamon and licorice wood, chocolate bitters and lingering earthy smoke.

The Spirits Busines Scotch Whisky Masters 2021 – Gold

International Spirits Challenge 2021 – Gold

Top 20 Whiskies of 2018 by Whisky Advocate

Scotch Whisky Masters 2015 – Gold

IWSC 2015 – Silver Outstanding Medal

91 points by WhiskyCast – 2014 Edition

 

Kilchoman 100% Islay

Our 100% Islay range is the world’s only Single Farm Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It represents the revival of traditional farm distilling; growing our own barley before malting, distilling, maturing and bottling every bottle of our 100% Islay range on site.

The 100% Islay 12th Edition was distilled from our 2011, 2012, and 2013 barley harvests then matured in 29 Bourbon barrels and 6 Oloroso Sherry butts for a minimum of 8 years.

35 Cask Vatting, 50% abv. 20 PPM, 12,500 bottles Worldwide, 1,200 bottles for the US

Nose: Elegant, sweet peat smoke, followed by waves of citrus and honey, finishing with notes of vanilla and salted caramel.

Palate: A Bourbon-driven 100% Islay brings an initial malt-driven profile followed by green fruits; apple and pear. Light spice, raisin, and toffee are present towards the finish.

Finish: Peat smoke returns and remains on the palate. The oily texture of this 100% Islay allows for a creamy profile balanced with toffee and caramelised sugar.

IWSC 2022 – Gold, 95 points

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2019 – 95 points

Scotch Whisky masters 2015 – Gold

The Fifty Best 2016 – Gold Medal

2017 LA Spirits Competition – Gold Medal- 90 points, Best of Category

91 points from Whisky Advocate Magazine Spring Edition 2020

Kilchoman Small Batch US Exclusives

This Small Batch Vatting, exclusively available in the USA, combines ex-Bourbon barrel and ex-Sherry cask matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV with one one specially selected Port Cask at natural cask strength.

Cask Influence:
70% BOURBON / 5% SHERRY / 25% PORT

The result is a marriage of citrus and peat smoke notes with layers of red currents, fresh vanilla pods, and dark chocolate.

1,260 Bottles at 48.5% abv

Nose: Classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness gives way to red currant jelly and waves of peat smoke and sea spray.

Palate: Notes of marmalade are interwoven with tobacco, peat, and hints of wine-soaked oak.

Finish: Layers of toffee and cocoa that go on for days.

This Small Batch Vatting, exclusively available in the USA, combines ex-Bourbon barrel and ex-Sherry cask matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV with one one specially selected Madeira Cask at natural cask strength.

70% BOURBON / 5% SHERRY / 25% MADEIRA

The result is a marriage of citrus and peat smoke with layers of cinnamon, mixed spice, and red fruits.

1,260 Bottles at 48.5% abv

“Classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness, peat, smoke, and sea spray; with layers of red fruits, mixed spices, and cinnamon. On the palate peat smoke gives way to Oak, all spice, and cardamon with waves stewed fruit. The sweetness and sea spray returns on the finish carried through by the 48.5% abv bottling strength meaning the dram changes and develops as the palate acclimatises”
~James Wills, US Brand Ambassdor

This Small Batch Vatting, exclusively available in the USA, combines ex-Bourbon barrel and ex-Sherry cask matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV with one one specially selected Ruby Port Cask at natural cask strength.

50% RUBY PORT/ 47% BOURBON / 3% SHERRY

The result is a marriage of citrus and peat smoke with layers of red berries, stewed plum, and smoked paprika.

1,260 Bottles at 48.9% abv

“Normally we wouldn’t use such a large proportion of Port matured whisky for a Small Batch however USA Batch No.1 was such a success that we thought we’d revisit this style but this time with even more Port cask influence. Peat smoke and citrus give way to red fruits on the nose with paprika and tobacco sweetness, coastal freshness, and stewed fruits on the palate before a long-lasting finish of cinnamon and vanilla carried by the higher 48.9% abv”
~James Wills, US Brand Ambassdor

This Small Batch Vatting, exclusively available in the USA, combines ex-Bourbon barrel and ex-Sherry cask matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV with one one specially selected Madeira Cask at natural cask strength.

65% BOURBON / 30% MADEIRA/ 5% SHERRY

The result is a marriage of citrus and peat smoke with layers of mixed berry jam, toffee, and cloves.

1,260 Bottles at 48.1% abv

“Classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness gives way to red currant Jelly and waves of peat smoke and sea spray  On the palate notes of marmalade are interwoven with tobacco, peat, and hints of wine-soaked Oak. The sweetness returns on the finish, with layers of toffee and cocoa whilst the 48. 5% abv means the dram changes and develops as the palate acclimatises”
~James Wills, US Brand Ambassdor

This Small Batch Vatting, exclusively available in the USA, combines ex-Bourbon barrel and ex-Sherry cask matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV with one one specially selected Sauternes cask at natural cask strength.

70% BOURBON / 5% OLOROSO SHERRY / 25% SAUTERNES CASK

The result is a marriage of classic Kilchoman citrus and peat smoke notes with layers of peaches, honey, and white grape sweetness.

1,260 Bottles at 48.3% abv

“Classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness, peat smoke, and sea spray with layers of red fruits, mixed spices, and cinnamon. On the palate peat smoke gives way to Oak, allspice, and cardamon with waves of stewed fruit. The sweetness and sea spray returns on the finish carried through by the 48.3% abv bottling strength meaning the dram changes and develops as the palate acclimatises”
~James Wills, US Brand Ambassador

2021 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards – Gold Medal

This Small Batch Vatting, exclusively available in the USA, combines ex-Bourbon barrel and ex-Sherry cask matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV with one one specially selected STR (Shaved, Toasted, and Re-charred) cask at natural cask strength.

70% BOURBON / 5% OLOROSO SHERRY / 25% STR (Shaved, Toasted, Re-charred) CASK

The result is a marriage of classic Kilchoman citrus and peat smoke notes with layers of red fruits, festive spices, and cinnamon sweetness.

1,260 Bottles at 50% ABV

This unique release is a collaborative project between Kilchoman and ImpEx. It’s a tribute to the Bottled in Bond legacy of Bourbon in the US, a nod to the journey of our wheated bourbon barrels that travel from KY to Islay to mature Kilchoman before returning to the US as Single Malt Scotch. A true testament to the best of both American and Scotch whisk(e)y.

The Kilchoman B.I.B Small Batch is a vatting of five ex-Wheated Bourbon Barrels distilled in spring 2012, bottled in the spring 2021 at 100 Proof.

Nose: Citrus, rich spices, caramel sweetness, and light peat smoke.

Palate: Vanilla and baked apples with stone fruit and waves of Christmas spices.

Finish: Malt, honey, and maritime smoke with layers of cooked fruits and cinnamon.

Kilchoman ImpEx Cask Evolution 8 yo STR Finish

This eight year old Single Cask bottling was matured in a Bourbon Barrel for seven years then finished in a Shaved Toasted & Re-charred red wine cask for a further year. The two casks have added layers of red fruits and cinnamon to the classic citrus and peat smoke character typical of Kilchoman Single Malts.

Cask # 735/2013

242 Bottles at 56% abv. 50 PPM

Nose: Meaty smoke with ripe apples and hints of citrus.

Palate: Tropical fruits, berries, ripe orchard fruits, and sweet Oak smoke.

Finish: Juicy sweetness, salty smoke, and lasting citrus.

Kilchoman ImpEx Cask Evolution 7 yo PX Matured

This Single Cask bottling was fully matured in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry hogshead for over seven years. Over the years, the Sherry-soaked Oak has added layers of rich sweetness to the classic citrus and peat smoke character typical of Kilchoman

Cask# 915/2014
310.Bottles at 58.4% abv. 50 PPM

Nose: BBQ sweetness, salty peat smoke, and light citrus sweetness.

Palate: Mixed spices with layers of cooked fruits, berry jam, and ashy peat smoke.

Finish: Rounded with waves of richness and smoke.

Kilchoman ImpEx Cask Evolution 8 yo Tequila Finish

This 8 year old Single Cask was matured in a Bourbon barrel before being finished in a
Tequila cask for 13 months.

ImpEx Cask Evolution 03/2021 – Tequila Finish 55.7% alc. 50 PPM

236.Bottles US Exlusive Cask 636/2013 

Nose: Notes of green agave, fresh red chili peppers, and citrus sweetness.

Palate: Fresh spices, maritime smoke, and ripe tropical fruit.

Finish: Waves of citrus, caramel sweetness, and lasting peat smoke.

Kilchoman ImpEx Cask Evolution 7 yo Mezcal Finish

Nose: Rounded fruit with layers of ashy smoke, maritime influence, and mezcal smoke.

Palate: Garden herbs, sweet citrus, ripe fruits, and tobacco with blasts of Islay peat.

Finish: Crisp and peppery with lasting sweeetness.

Kilchoman ImpEx Cask Evolution 8 yo Ruby Port

Cask Number: 203/2013
Filled/distilled: 04/04/2013
Regauged in Ruby Port: 24/01/2020
Bottled: 8/6/2021
Strength: 55.9% abv

Really jammy, and then the palate offered some smoked, glazed meats with a touch of Port in the finish. A great Kilchoman!

Tasting notes provided by a panel of trusted palates and friends of ImpEx – Travis Williams, Fernando Castorena, and Elijah Ammon.

Kilchoman ImpEx Cask Evolution Special Edition 2006 14 yr

This Special Edition Single Cask of the ImpEx Cask Evolution series was selected by Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Master Distiller, to celebrate 10 years of Kilchoman in the US.
This 14 year old Scotch was fully matured in a 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel and was only the 32nd cask ever to be filled at Kilchoman, making it one of the most significant Kilchoman casks ever to be bottled.
This is one of the first casks Kilchoman Distilled – Cask #18 was filled in 2006. Only 208 bottles emerged, as the amount of years it was in the cask allowed the greedy angels time to enjoy their share.
This cask encapsulates Kilchoman’s unique balance of citrus, peat smoke, and sweetness.  A style of Islay whisky that sets Kilchoman apart.
Nose: Marzipan, citrus sweetness, floral soft fruit, and light peat smoke.
Palate: Bright, fresh, lemon cheesecake, tropical fruit, and salty peat smoke.
Finish: Rounded yet assertive with lasting citrus and stone fruits.

Kilchoman ImpEx Cask Evolution 04/2021 – 7 yo Sauternes Finish

This seven year old single cask was matured in a Bourbon Barrel before being finished in a Sauternes wine cask for ten months prior to bottling.

 

7 YEARS OLD; 50 PPM

250.BOTTLES at 55.1 % ABV

Nose: Tropical fruit, boiled sweets, and light peat smoke.

Palate: Honey and vanilla with waves of creamy Sauternes sweetness.

Finish: Layers of peat smoke, mixed fruit, and oaky dryness.

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Nose: Soft cooked fruits with strong peaty aromas.
Palate: Soft mixed fruits and vanilla with an intense sweetness.
Finish: A classic Islay Malt now showing the benefit of additional ageing. A long lingering finish.

Kilchoman Comraich

Kilchoman Comraich is a global network of bars dedicated to the enjoyment of Kilchoman Single Malt. 

Here you will find the finest and widest range of Kilchoman Single Malts, including special Comraich bottlings exclusively available from Comraich sanctuaries. 

Kilchoman Comraich establishments serve as bastions of Kilchoman with exclusive access to the Kilchoman Comraich batches.

These will be available solely from the Comraichs along with a wide range of other Kilchoman bottlings.

Batch No.1 of the Kilchoman Comraich series is a vatting of a 2007 9-year-old Oloroso Sherry butt and two 10-year-old Bourbon barrels selected by Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder. The combination of cask types allows for a unique marriage of rich, sherry influence and light citrus and vanilla character from the bourbon barrels. 55.5% abv

Batch No.2 of the series is a vatting of 3 eight-year-old Bourbon barrels – 55.3% abv.

Batch No.3 is coming soon in 2020 and will be a combination of 3 100% Islay Casks.  Two Bourbons and an Oloroso butt from 2008 & 2010.

Batch No.4 is a vatting of three 2011 bourbon barrels, all over nine years of age. These casks are
bottled at their natural cask strength, 55% abv.

Comraich Batch No. 5 is a vatting matured in fresh Port casks, all over seven years of age.

The Kilchoman spirit has spent its full maturation term in fresh Port hogsheads, bottled at their natural cask strength, bringing through the full influence of the Port soaked Oak on both the color and flavor of this whisky.

The ruined Kilchoman Church stands proudly beneath the cliffs of Creag Mhór, half a mile west of the distillery. Chief amongst its artefacts are early Christian sanctuary stones marking an area of Comraich (Gaelic for sanctuary), surrounding the church, safe from harassment and arrest.

Search Kilchoman Comraich to find your nearest Sanctuary.

55.5 % ABV 50PPM

4 FRESH PORT HOGSHEADS 7YEARS OLD

Tasting Notes: Layers of red berries, candied fruits, citrus, and caramel are evident on the palate; with creamy vanilla and warming maritime Peat smoke coming through.

91 points by WhiskyCast

Scotch Whisky Masters 2015 – Gold

IWSC 2015 – Silver Outstanding Medal

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