MashingApril 11, 2018
After peating the barley is sat resting in the malt bins for around two weeks before making its journey to the still house for the next stage. Our custom built 1.2 ton mash tun is put to work on a daily basis with a careful balance of water temperature and slowly turning rakes working to extract fermentable sugars from the crushed barley grains. This liquid, wort, is then drained off to form the basis of the Kilchoman spirit, leaving behind the spent grain known as draff which is used to feed our herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle.
Am Bùrach, gaelic for ‘the mess’, might seem a strange name for a limited edition single malt. That would be if you were not aware of the story behind this unique bottling; the delicious consequence of an incident in 2014 where two different Kilchoman expressions were mistakenly combined. The unnamed…May 27, 2020