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Malting

April 11, 2018

Kilchoman is one of Scotland’s handful of distilleries still practicing traditional floor malting, a process which almost all distilleries outsourced with the onset of commercial distilling. The process involves soaking the barley in water before it is laid on a concrete floor and regularly turned by hand. This triggers the barley to germinate, allowing for the conversion of starch to fermentable sugars and alcohol. The labour intensive nature of floor malting is a significant factor in its demise, though it remains at the heart of our 100% Islay philosophy.

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Sanaig scores 95.1pts at the International Whisky Competition 2019

It was another great year for Kilchoman at the International Whisky Competition with Sanaig scoring 95.1 points, that’s right, 95..1 points! Machir Bay also did pretty well with 91.4 points.  IWC results follow both expressions being awarded Gold Medals at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters earlier this month – we’re…

June 25, 2019
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