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
The Sauternes Finish awarded Best Whisky of 2018 by CigarLover Magazine!
“Fresh, structured and excellent to the palate.” The Sauternes Finish, has been awarded the Best Whisky of 2018 by CigarLover Magazine after scoring an amazing 92 points in a blind tasting competing with over 200 whiskies from around the world! The Sauternes Finish is a limited edition release of only 10,000 bottles from 30 casks. […]January 30, 2019
Kilchoman Distillery – An Idea That Turned into Reality
Kilchoman Distillery has a unique story, founded in 2005, it was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years and the only farm distillery on the island. Known for our traditional approach to whisky making, from barley to bottle, there are many questions that come our way, however there is one […]January 28, 2019
James Wills talks through the Kilchoman range and tells us how and when he likes to enjoy them
Here’s my take on our core expressions, each typically consumed in a weighty tumbler with a drop of water. This is my first ‘blog post’ and I was never much of an academic so bear with me… Machir Bay The mainstay of the Kilchoman range. In my view Machir Bay is everything that […]December 17, 2018
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