What to Expect from a Kilchoman Distillery Tour
Islay’s distilleries each have their own unique history, vibrant layers woven deep into the fabric of the Island. If you’re lucky enough to ever find yourself stood on the golden sand of Machir bay on a rare sunny day, you might even detect the warm scent of peat smoke rolling over the sand dunes from […]READ FULL POST
Islay’s only Single Variety, Single Farm, Scotch Whisky
After one of the best summers for decades, the days are shortening and the wind and rain have returned. The barley farmers on the mainland have long since packed away their combines, here on Islay it’s a slightly different story. The late sowing of our barley, 6-8 weeks behind farmers on the mainland means we’ve missed […]READ FULL POST
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. The ruined Kilchoman Church stands proudly beneath the cliffs of Creag Mhór, half a mile west of […]READ FULL POST
What exactly makes a scotch ‘single malt’, ‘single grain’ or a ‘blend’?
Whisky is a complex spirit. The array of differing classifications and rules that each type of whisky must satisfy means that no two bottles are ever the same. Previously, we have explored the differences between scotch and bourbon, but this time we will be diving deeper into the differing forms in which scotch can come. […]December 13, 2018
Sanaig crowned Best Peated Whisky at WWC 2018
Sanaig has been judged Best Peated Whisky at the Whisky World Cup 2018 after more than 2000 people cast their votes in 32 blind tastings held at whisky clubs across Sweden. Sanaig beat off competition from our Islay neighbours… unlucky guys ;)… as well as numerous other peated whiskies from around the world to be […]December 5, 2018
What is PPM?
The term PPM is a common one in the whisky industry and one associated particularly closely with Islay. The first question we are often asked when pouring a Kilchoman dram to visitors is ‘what is the ppm’. PPM (parts per million) is the measurement used to determine the phenol content of the malted barley after […]December 4, 2018
The difference between scotch and bourbon
We’d like to hope that everybody knows that all whisky isn’t the same. The intricate differences that exist from bottle to bottle give each type of whisky their own unique personality and flavour. In this guide, we will be outlining the key differences between scotch and bourbon, helping you fully appreciate the story behind your […]November 30, 2018