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.

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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 PX Sherry Matured

The Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Matured is a vatting of 33 casks, 9 fully matured in Pedro Ximénez casks and 24 finished in PX casks for between 12 and 18 months.

Nose: prunes, sultanas, and heathery peat smoke with fresh coffee, sea spray, and hints of citrus.
Palate: warming, with dark berries, caramelised brown sugar, tabacco leaf, licorice, and fruit cake with mixed spices and smouldering peat smoke.
Finish: rounded sherry notes with waves of summer berries and dried spices.

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 Business 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

WhiskyCast Review Review by DrinkHacker  Robb Report

91 points by Whisky Advocate (2 consecutive years)

Kilchoman 100% Islay

Distilled from our 2007 and 2009 barley harvests before being matured in 43 ex-bourbon barrels for over 9 years.

Nose: Vanilla, light zesty fruit and malty notes.
Palate: Fresh citrus and intense butterscotch with light smoke.
Finish: long, clean, oily and intense as flavours fight for supremacy.

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2019 – 95 points

Scotch Whisky masters 2015 – Gold

IWSC 2015 – Silver Medal

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.

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 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 Machir Bay Gift Pack 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 ImpEx Cask Evolution 8 yo Ruby Port Finish

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 yo 

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 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.

91 points by WhiskyCast

Scotch Whisky Masters 2015 – Gold

IWSC 2015 – Silver Outstanding Medal

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