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Red Wine Cask Matured

Our latest limited edition, Red Wine Cask Matured will be available worldwide from Monday October the 9th. Just under 7,000 bottles of the limited edition have been released.

Distilled in 2012, the Red Wine Cask Matured has spent its full maturation term in the single cask type rather than being a finish.

The casks, from the Douro Valley in Portugal, were personally selected by Kilchoman Founder Anthony Wills. The Red Wine Cask Matured follows Port, Madeira and Sauternes matured expressions released annually since 2014.

As with all of the Kilchoman range, the Red Wine Cask Matured is peated and non chill filtered with this particular release having a natural coppery red colour as a result of extraction from the oak casks. This expression has been bottled at 50% ABV, slightly stronger than our typical 46% ABV, the higher bottling strength adding structure and intensity to the dram.

Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder “we are delighted with the Red Wine Cask Matured, it’s unlike anything we’ve bottled previously, the full-flavoured influence of the Douro valley red wine casks have added depth, body and layers of rounded cooked fruits to the classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness and peat smoke character.”

Kilchoman Red Wine Cask Matured is bottled at 50% ABV and will be available worldwide from the 9th of October. Get in touch with your local whisky shop to ensure you get a bottle! A small number of bottles will also be available directly from our website from noon on Monday the 9th priced at £78.80.


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The Feis Ile is fast approaching and in two weeks today it will be our Open Day - 31st May!

With the recent dry and warm weather we have been having on Islay the guys have been able to get out on the farm to sow our barley.

Half a mile west of Kilchoman lies the spectacular, yet treacherous, Machir Bay.  The western coastline of Islay is one of the most exposed areas of the island, with nothing but the North Atla

A weekend of glorious sunny weather with no rain and little wind greeted the 60 or so entrants to the Kilhoman Distillery sponsored 2018 Islay Golf Open at the end of April.

Here they are ladies and gents, our first limited editions of the year; 2018 editions of Loch Gorm and Port Cask Matured, if they aren't on the shelves of your local shop then they are on the w

The new kiln and malt floor are now complete and the first batch of malt is due to be steeped and spread on the floor next week.

Sanaig has been awarded 95 points in this year’s Ultimate Spirits Challenge, a great result which puts Sanaig in the Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation category.

Here at the distillery, we have been working hard to bring you some new and interesting events at this year's Feis Ile Open Day.

Whilst we hope that you continue to enjoy our 2017 limited editions well into the festive period, we are delighted to say that we’ve saved something special for December.

The weather for this year’s harvest was very unsettled and we were delayed by over two weeks before we could get our new combine into the fields.

Launching worldwide next week, the 2009 Vintage eight year old limited edition is our oldest globally-available release to date.

Over the last few months we have been making a few improvements at Kilchoman.

The Wills brothers are off on another mission to spread the word of Kilchoman, this year their journey takes them up the west coast of the US.  Starting in LA on September 4th, George and Pete

Yesterday, Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director was interviewed by the BBC News about Kilchoman’s export prospects after Brexit.

2017 has been another successful year for Kilchoman at the IWSC* awards, whilst we didn’t quite surpass last year’s NAS* WHISKY OF THE YEAR trophy for

The guys from The Great Islay Swim dropped by the distillery yesterday for a chat and a few drams with Anthony.  Chad and Justin, who both hail from New York, are attempting to swim around Isl

We are proud to support a number of local events and activities on Islay, from the Pipe Band to rowing, fishing and football.

We are delighted to announce that Loch Gorm has been awarded a Silver Medal, 2nd Best Islay Single Malt at this year's International Whisky Competition.

We distill two Expressions of Kilchoman, one from barley grown and malted at the distillery, always referred to as 100% Islay, a second expression is produced from malted barley by Port Ellen malti

Spring is always a busy time at Kilchoman, we’ve had the release of Loch Gorm 2017, ploughing has been completed and sowing has begun.

It is beginning to warm up here on Islay and the days are stretching, the flocks of barnacle and white fronted geese that arrived on the island in October for the winter, have now started their lon

With the imminent arrival of our 7th Edition 100% Islay it would seem a good time to explain our 100% Islay philosophy.  For us, the 100% Islay ethos is about replicating the grass r

Here at the distillery, we have been working to bring you some new and interesting events at this year's Feis Ile Open Day.
We have arra

Spring has finally arrived here on Islay and our flock of black face sheep are due to lamb in mid April.  All have been scanned and we are happy with the percentage of those in lamb, fingers c

To kick off our 2017 limited editions we are delighted to announce that this years Loch Gorm release will be available from next week, Monday the 3rd of April.

We would like to alert Kilchoman fans of a stolen Private Single Cask Bottling, Cask 142/2006.  Please be aware that if you are offered any of these bottles they are stolen goods and we would

The most recent vatting of Machir Bay was selected from the warehouse last week. We carefully choose a variety of ex bourbon and sherry casks for each vatting.

Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder;

"Everyone at Kilchoman is immensely sad to hear of Jim’s death.

We are very proud to announce that Machir Bay has been awarded Whisky Of The Year 2017 by leading retailer

The air is a little colder and the nights are a little longer up on Islay as we head into November.

It's a wet and windy day here on Islay but we hope to brighten the mood by announcing our second limited edition release of the Original Cask Strength expression.

This year’s Kilchoman barley has been safely harvested and stored, thank goodness!  The weather has now turned and it’s feeling decidedly Autumnal here on Islay.

From September 26th to October 9th, the Wills brothers will embark on a tour down the East Cost of the US spreading the word of Kilchoman.

We are delighted to announce the first ever Sauternes Cask Matured Kilchoman.  The Limited Edition release of just 6,000 bottles will be available from Kilchoman stockists worldwide this week.

Having surprised many by being awarded Best Islay Single Malt at the 2016 International Whisky Competition, Kilchoman have since been awarded Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky (no age statement) at th

On the 11th June Kilchoman took up sponsorship of the Islay Beach Rugby 2016 tournament.

Kilchoman are the proud sponsors of the Islay Pipe Band.

The big news is that Machir Bay has been crown Best Islay Single Malt Whisky at this year’s International Whisky Competition… a bit of healthy competition between neighbours is never a

Rockside farm is situated on the west coast of Islay. We are on the Gulf Stream which keeps our weather relatively mild and usually wet.

The 2016 edition of Loch Gorm is now available!

Feis Ile 2016

Monday 23rd
Founders Tour with Anthony Wills 2pm

A tribute from Anthony Wills, Managing Director.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Sanaig, a new continuously available release which, along with Machir Bay form our core range.

On the 14th of December last year, we auctioned the very first bottle of 10 year old Kilchoman in aid of The Beatson West of Scotland cancer centre in Glasgow which works tirelessly to support and

The guys in the Still house have done it again!

Thats right people, the first ever 10 year old Kilchoman!

With the first storm of the winter about to hit Scotland it feels like the perfect time to announce some good news!

The Uk Tour is a continuation of our 10th Anniversary celebrations.

This year Kilchoman sponsored the first ever UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival in St Mawes, Cornwall.

The 2015 harvest is finally underway here at Kilchoman.

On Monday September the 7th at 10am we will release our first ever 7 year old whisky.

Here it is everyone... our confirmed schedule for the 10th Anniversary Tour which kicks off next week in Belgium.

The Kilchoman barley is ripening nicely in the recent good weather we have been enjoying on Islay.  The good weather appears to have disappeared for the time being but the barley continues to

Smoked Gigha Halibut use old Kilchoman barrels to smoke their delicious halibut with and we would like to congratulate them on just winning 3 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards as well as being i

We are delighted to announce that all three of our 'core releases' as we call them, Machir Bay, Loch Gorm and 100% Islay have won medals at the 2015 IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Com

After the success of our 2014 European Tour and 2015 being our 10th Anniversary year we have decided to hit the road once again, this September and October we will be taking the Kilchoman Land Rove

We are delighted to announce that we have agreed to purchase Rockside Farm, on which the distillery is located.

Machir Bay has been awarded Master of the under 12 year old Islay Single Malt category in The Spirits Business 2015 Scotch Whisky Masters.  Gold Medals were also awarded to Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Most at the distillery have now recovered from the chaos of Feis Ile, the distillery seems almost calm in comparison to the craziness of festival week.  We hope everyone who made the journey e

The Feis Ile is almost upon us and Islay is filling up fast! Our Open Day is on Thursday 28th May and hope to see you all there to celebrate 10 years of Kilchoman!

As many of you know 2015 is our 10th Anniversary year, we in fact opened the visitor centre doors to the public at Feis Ile 2005 although we didn't produce any spirit until early December.

We are very proud to have sponsored the Islay Pipe Band since 2012, the band has been hugely successful over the years and are a fantastic advertisement for Islay.  In the past few years our s

On the Monday May 4th we released the 5th Editon of our 100% Islay range.

Spring has sprung on Islay after a period of pretty horrible weather.  With spring comes the annual planting of our barley.  It has now been sown and all being well (fingers crossed the g

Feis Ile May 2015
Our 10th Anniversary Year

Please note that all bookings must be made over the phone

In just a matter of hours, we will be releasing our Programme of Events for this year's Feis Ile.

Our first release of the year is the latest edition of Loch Gorm.

We're delighted to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year during the Feis Ile in May, and can confirm that details of all events will released at the end of this month.

Today we took delivery of 80 Sherry Butts which we will be filling in the next few weeks/months.

Anthony Wills, Kilchoman's Founder and Managing Director has spoken out about the duty placed on Scotch Whisky in the UK.

2014 was a busy and memorable year at Kilchoman with a revamp of the bottling hall, first ever Port Cask Matured release, reaching the 1000 cask mark for the first time... and much, much more.

Been a windy week on Islay with 80mph winds and some impressive waves battering the Island but fortunately the pagoda has stayed on the distillery and no damage was done to the distillery.

It has been another busy year at Kilchoman and we have one last treat in 2014 to take you into the Christmas celebrations..

George and the Land Rover are all set to depart for the Uk Tour, here is a list of all the evening tastings being held during the Land Rover Uk Tour. 

Kilchoman Original Cask Strength

Here it is, our last release of 2014! The Original Cask Strength, 59.3% ABV, one to keep you warm as the nights draw in.  

James and Peter had a great few days in Holland, thank you to all the people who came along to the tastings.

The European Tour is now underway with James, George and Peter visiting 8 countries in the next 4 weeks.

At the end of August we will release our first ever Port Cask Matured whisky, just 1000 cases (6) of the special edition release will be bottled.

Here they are ladies and gents, a full list of the tasting to be held by James and Peter during their tour through Europe in the Kilchoman Land Rover during Sepetember. 

Squadron Leader Jim Turner, “Red 1”, presented with a bottle of Loch Gorm as a thank-you for making a group of visitors from Mission Excellence welcome at one of their “In-Season

The annual beach rugby tournament took place on Islay last Saturday on the beach at Port Ellen.

We had our busiest ever open day last Thursday, thank you to all the visitors who came down to enjoy the dramming, music and food, we hope to see you all again next year, if not sooner!  The F

The 2014 Feis Ile bottling has been matured for over 5 years in two fresh bourbon barrels and finished in a fino sherry butt for 3 months. There will be 525 bottles at cask strength and will r

John who is one of the distillery's directors took this brilliant picture during his last flight over to Islay.  Sadly the weather isn't always like this!


Landward visited the Distillery at the beginning of April and filmed a piece on our barley to bottle 100% Islay whisky.

On May 12th we will be releasing our 4th limited edition 100% Islay whisky.

We are very sad to say that Rebecca has recently moved on and is no longer working for us.

The events for which booking is required on Thursday 29th May are now all full. However we do have availability on further tastings taking place during the Feis Ile week.


Thank you for your patience 

Kilchoman Land Rover



We are pleased to say the visitor centre and cafe is now open on Saturdays! Come and have a look around Islays farm distillery and sample a few of the latest releases..

One of the stops on Anthony and Kathys recent tour of Australia was The Oak Barrel in Sydney where Anthony sampled several releases both new and old -

This year's clothing range is now available including eye catching new t-shirts, ladies bodywarmers and our stylish new rugby top.

We are happy to announce a new Kilchoman release named Coull Point.

Anthony and Kathy are currently halfway through a tasting tour of Dubai, India, New Zealand and Australia.

1. Kilchoman is named so because the distillery sits in the parish of Kilchoman, Kilchoman Church is only a few hundred metres from the still house.

We are well underway with production in 2014 now and the small changes to the distillery have certainly made life a little easier on the malt floor!

We have had a busy start to 2014 at the distillery with lots of new equipment being fitted.  As well as the new Conisby warehouse, which now holds all our maturing casks, we have installed two

Happy New Year from everyone at Kilchoman! It was a great 2013 with a few changes at the distillery.

We have had a great end to the year at Kilchoman and just to top it off our latest release, the 2007 Vin

For guaranteed Christmas delivery on all UK orders
please place your orders no later Wednesday 18th December.

We have lots of new festive gifts available online and from the distillery for the christmas.

Visitor Centre, Shop and Cafe is Open Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm

We have picked up a few awards during the short journey of Kilchoman and we are proud to be awarded another two in The Spirits Masters 2013.

New Conisby warehouse is complete… we just need to fill it now!! 

Last year saw our very first Club release.. Now we are excited to announce that the second annual Kilchoman Club bottling will be released on the 4th of November!!

Each of our general releases entered into the IWSC this year were awarded medals. Loch Gorm took a gold while Machir Bay 2013 won silver and 100% Islay 2nd Edition bronze.

Please note the Distillery, Visitor Centre and Cafe will be closed tomorrow (Thursday 8th August) Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of our 100% Islay 3rd Edition.

The annual Islay Beach Rugby tournament took place last weekend at Port Ellen. It was a fantastic day with lots of good rugby played and lots of burnt faces on what was a hot sunny day!

The Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, visited Islay on his farewell tour before retiring and met with a number of distillery representatives, including Anthony Wills (4th from left)

A great review on this years Feis Ile by Jon Bryant, Living Room Whisky.

Please note the distillery will be closed this Saturday (8th June) and will re-open as normal on Monday the 10th June. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The distillery is now back into it's normal routine after the Feis Ile! The bottling hall is at full throttle and the malt is germinating on the malt floor again..

There are still places avaiable in our 'Still Skills' Production Master Classes with Tony, Robin and Michael - The production team.

If you are making the trip to Islay this month but for some disastrous reason you can't make it to us at the distillery then why not pop into the Bridgend Hotel for a taste of our recent Loch G

We are doing a special bottling as sponsorship for the Islay Pipe Band

This bottling is a Fresh Bourbon cask 461 of 2008, bottled at 60.4% ABV.

This years Feis Ile bottling will be a vatting of two consecutive 5year old Fresh Bourbon Casks 246 /247 of 2008 bottled at 60.1% ABV , there will be slightly over 500 bottles available.

Another great review by Buffalo Whisky Guild! They have recently tasted and reviewed our Award Winning Machir Bay...

Our second warehouse is finally nearing completion!

As most of you know, Laura our Visitor Centre Manager has been off on maternity leave.

Machir Bay wins Whisky of the Year and Anthony named Master Distiller of the Year

Kilchoman Open Day 30th May 2013

Feis Ile Mster Classes are now fully booked.

Master Classes

Master Class with John MacLellan 11.30am - Max 20 People £25 per person

We have some exciting news! The launch of an entirely new range called Loch Gorm is due on the 8th of April.

The new warehouse is beginning to take shape after a few delays and we hope to have it completed by early April.

Red Nose Day at Kilchoman!! This year the Kilchoman Team are raising money for Comic Relief. To sponsor us please visit...

Machir Bay 2013 is now available!!

Kilchoman Open Day 30th May 2013

SALE! With up to 20% off selected Branded Clothing! Only selected sizes left. Our new range of clothing will be arriving soon!

We are sorry to announce that due to changes in postage regulations we are unable to send whisky outside of the UK. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

As of the 7th of January the whole team at Kilchoman were back to the distillery. Tony and Gavin have got us back into production and have been mashing in.

Could all Kilchoman Club Members please email to confirm your delivery address.

Christmas Delivery Dates 2012

For guaranteed Christmas delivery on all UK internet orders please order by 17th December.

This weekend 10th/11th November, John MacLellan our distillery manager will be doing a Master Class at the Milano Whisky Festival!

Kilchoman have been announced as one of the finalists for the BBC's Food and Farming Awards.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers held a technical meeting in Inverness 17-19th September on “Well Collision Avoidance and Well Interceptions – Hits and Misses”.  Leading sp

John McLellan has been voted by the Whisky Magazine as Distillery Manager of the Year! John has won the award along with Eddie McAffer of Bowmore.

It is exciting times at Kilchoman and more space is needed to store our casks for maturation.

Tony Rozga, in charge of production, won Reserve Champion at the Islay Show. Congratulations to Tony and his good looking sheep!

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 2nd Editon 100% Islay which will be released on the 1st of September. 

The Good Dram Show reviewed four of the latest releases from Kilchoman; Machir Bay, 2006 Vintage, Sherry Cask and Spring 2011. 

The International Wine and Spirits Competition was held recently and it was a successful day for Kilchoman!

Machir Bay was one of the whiskies for the latest episode of WhiskyCast Virtual Tastings.

Welcome everybody to the new website! Not only a new website but also the Kilchoman Club has been launched to keep you up to date with all that goes on at the distillery and much more...

Kilchoman won the Islay Beach Rugby tournament on Saturday, becoming champions for the first time! After coming so close last year in the final it was great to go one step further and win.

The Master of Malt team visited us along with around 20 others for a special tasting during Feis Ile.

An interesting blog written by David Driscoll from K&L Wines in USA, who visited Islay recently and took his first trip up to see us at Kilchoman..

On Saturday the Islay Pipe and travelled off to Dumbarton to compete in The Scottish Piping Championships. Our very own Andrew McEachern was playing as they came an impressive 5th in Grade 3!

The Scottish Field Whisky Challenge took place recently with 40 different whiskies being blind tasted by a panel of judges.

Anthony on Machir Bay with Jen and Jane from our Alberta importers.

Last week reviews of the Machir Bay and Sherry Cask releases were shared wiith you and now here are some more from The 2006 Vintage release and Single Cask #322 bottled for the Kensington Wine Mark

Anthony travelled out to Japan over a week ago now.

Here are two recent reviews of our most recent releases...

The Sherry Cask Release is now available to buy from the online shop and at the distillery!