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

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

 

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

 

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 Madeira Cask Matured

The Madeira Cask Matured limited edition was distilled in May 2015 and matured for 5 years and 3 months in 46 fresh Madeira hogsheads, before being bottled at 50% abv in August 2021.

17,000 bottles worldwide, 2,040 for the US 50 PPM

Nose: Caramel, orange zest, and ripe plums with hints of mixed spices and rich smoke.

Palate: Bright citrus zest and peach notes with raisins, walnuts, dark chocolate, and integrated smoke.

Finish: Juicy fortified wine, burnt sugar, dark fruits, and lingering smoked Christmas cake.

Kilchoman Loch Gorm

The 2021 edition of Loch Gorm, is a vatting of 24 Oloroso Sherry Butts filled in 2011 and 2012.

Nose: Macerated lemons, buttery shortbread, and Moroccan spices give way to rich Sherry notes and faint notes of peat smoke.
Palate: Cloves, dark chocolate, and juicy prunes with waves of roasted almonds, sultanas, nougat, and peat embers.
Finish: Herbateous, earthy and maritime with licorice, leather, and a distinctly dry Sherry-soaked finish.

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

The 100% Islay 11th Edition was distilled from Kilchoman’s 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 barley harvests before being matured in 26 Bourbon Barrels and 7 Oloroso Sherry Butts for a minimum of 9 years.

“Intense floral sweetness gives way to layers of rich spices, plums, dates and leather then grilled fruit, malt and vanilla with waves of clean fresh peat smoke and citrus sweetness on the finish”
~Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD

12,000 bottles in this release; 1,320 for the US
20 PPM

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 No. 5 US Exclusive

CASK INFLUENCE:

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

1,260 Btls 48.3% ABV

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

2021 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards – Gold Medal

Kilchoman B.I.B. 9 yo (Wheated Bourbon Barrels) 100 Proof

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.

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 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.

Kilchoman Machir Bay Gift Set with Two Tumblers

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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