Opened in 2005, Kilchoman was the first new distillery to be built on Islay for 124 years. Its proprietors are the Wills family, and the distillery saw a return of the practice of “farm distilling” to the island, with its own barely fields, malt floors and kilns. Today around 25% of its barley requirement is self-fulfilled, and in 2011 they bottled their first 100% Islay release of single farm, single malt. The distillery’s first release came in 2009, and it has cemented a fine reputation ever since.
This was the distillery's 2020 contribution for the Islay Festival of Malt and Music (Feis Ile). Sadly, on March 18th the festival was cancelled for the first time in its history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made to make this bottle available though the Kilchoman website, selling out immediately.
The whisky is made up of a marriage of 11 bourbon casks filled in 2007 and 2008.
One of 2,630 bottles.
This bottle is from the collection of a private seller & has been stored with us in a temperature controlled warehouse.