The mash tun, washbacks and stills were specifically designed and built to produce Kilchoman’s unique spirit. The stills are amongst the smallest in Scotland.
The wash still is charged with 3000 litres of wash. This produces 1000 litres of low wines @20% ABV
The spirit still is charged with 1600 litres. This produces 300 litres of spirit @69% ABV and 600 litres of feints.
Low and feints together will be approx. 25% ABV.
Our Distilling Programme
|Mash Size||1.2 tonnes|
|Waters - 3||
1st – 4600 litres @ 68C (Mashed in at 64C)
2nd – 1800 litres @ 80c3rd – 4600 litres @ 90C
Four stainless steel
1st and 2nd waters fill each to 6000 litres
|Yeast||20kg of Mauri Distillers Yeast per wash back|
|Fermentation Time||Average 100 hours|
|Wash Still||Charged with 3000 litres|
|Spirit Still||Charged with 1600 litres|
Weekly Distilling Programme
|Distillation Runs||12 (1 wash back = 2 runs of the stills)|
|Spirit Reduction||69% ABV reduced to 63.5% ABV before filing|
|Cask Filling||22 casks per week|
Annual production in 2015 was 150,000 litres of alcohol