Right before the summer we had an exclusive virtual tasting with Kilchoman Distillery alongside DUCC and FBCC. It was intriguing to learn about their brand, and not to mention quite tasty.
Kilchoman Distillery sits nestled amongst the traditional buildings of Rockside Farm on the north-west coast of Islay. Famous as Islay’s Farm Distillery, the distillery’s barley fields stretch west to the shores of Machir Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Kilchoman is unique in many ways, most notably for our 100% Islay range, Scotland’s only Single Farm Single Malt.
Established in 2005, Kilchoman is true to Islay’s rich farm distilling heritage, using local peat cut in the traditional way, slowly distilling by hand, maturing in traditional dunnage warehouses and bottling on site without colouring or chill-filtration.
The 100% Islay 10th Edition was distilled from their 2007, 2009 and 2010 barley harvests before being matured in 39 bourbon barrels and 2 oloroso sherry butts for a minimum of 9 years.
“A bright, floral nose of citrus sweetness gives way to prunes, cinnamon and cooked apples & pears on the palate before waves of mildly spiced peat smoke and rich sherry notes on the finish”.
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD
Watch the video below to see their journey from Barley to Bottle.