2010 Vintage£73.50SOLD OUT
LAUNCH DATE – WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER
The 2010 Vintage is a vatting of 45 casks, all filled in 2010. It consists of 42 fresh bourbon barrels and 3 oloroso sherry butts, bottled at 48% abv with no chill filtration or colouring (as with all Kilchoman bottlings).
Until the previous vintage release, 2009 Vintage, the range had been matured exclusively in bourbon barrels however this year’s edition, as with the 2009 Vintage, is a vatting of both bourbon and sherry casks, this time roughly 85/15 bourbon/sherry casks. The balance of bourbon and sherry maturation is a tried and tested combination for us, it allows for both the vanilla and citrus flavours from the bourbon barrels and the rich, spicy influence of the oloroso sherry casks to balance and complement one another.
“These proportions of bourbon and sherry cask maturation has always worked well for our spirit, it allows the unique distillery characteristics of maritime peat smoke and citrus sweetness to flourish whilst the addition of a few particularly good sherry casks add extra layers of cooked fruits, richness and mixed of spices”
Our core range of Machir Bay and Sanaig single malts both contain varying influences of these casks with a range of different ages in the vattings, however the 2010 Vintage stands out as an age-statement whisky, a minimum of 9 years old. A total of 15,000 bottles will be available worldwide from October 16th.
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Machir Bay, our signature peated single malt, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both bourbon and sherry casks. Named after Islay’s most spectacular beach, the high proportion of bourbon barrels create a distinct balance of classic Islay character and fresh floral complexity.£45.00
Sanaig, named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic cost, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both sherry and bourbon barrels. This sherry cask scotch whisky is matured in a high proportion of oloroso barrels, imparting a balance of dried fruits, dark chocolate and rich peat smoke into the spirit.£52.80
Machir Bay Gift Pack£50.40
Machir Bay Gift Pack
This pack contains a 70cl bottle of Machir Bay and two Kilchoman branded Glencairn tasting glasses. The perfect gift for Kilchoman fans.
Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. Machir Bay is a unique and complex combination of ex-bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry butts. There is a predominantly ex-bourbon influence on this release which is indicated in the cask influence graph on the front of the carton.
“Machir Bay has a beautiful balance of vanilla, smokey butterscotch and rich fruitiness each contributing in complexity and combining to create a truly unique Islay dram” Production Manager.
20cl Gift Pack£43.50
20cl Gift Pack
A gift pack of two 20cl bottles of Machir Bay and Sanaig. These are part of the Kilchoman core range and show the two main types of cask maturation we use for our spirit, ex-oloroso sherry and ex-bourbon from Buffalo Trace.
Machir Bay is a predominantly ex-bourbon influence on this release which is indicated in the cask influence graph on the front of the carton.
Sanaig has a prodominantly Oloroso sherry cask influence. These aged oloroso casks contribute a drastically transformed depth of colour and character compared to the mostly Bourbon cask matured Machir Bay.£43.50
100% Islay – 9th Edition£71.94SOLD OUT
100% Islay – 9th Edition
Released annually since 2011, our 100% Islay range is distilled from barley grown in the fields surrounding the distillery before the team malt, distil, mature and eventually bottle onsite; an unmatched, unbroken chain of creation from barley to bottle. Our 100% Islay range remains Scotland’s only Single Farm Single Malt.
Distilled from our 2007 and 2009 barley crops, the 9th edition is a vatting of 43 ex-bourbon barrels matured for over 9 years in our on-site dunnage warehouses. Bottled at 50% abv, we’ve released a total of 12,000 bottles.
Our 100% Islay spirit pairs seamlessly with ex-bourbon barrels. The lower peating level (20ppm) allows the natural floral sweetness of the spirit to shine through whilst a higher age profile adds layers of overripe tropical fruit and stewed plums whilst the high ABV makes it no lightweight. I’m delighted with how the 9th Edition has come together and as ever, I look forward to hearing people’s opinions.
*one bottle per person
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Loch Gorm – 2019 Edition£69.90SOLD OUT
Loch Gorm – 2019 Edition
Loch Gorm is our annually released sherry matured limited edition. The loch, murky and peaty in colour, reflects the dark coppery tone of the sherry matured Loch Gorm release, the only release in our range to be fully matured in sherry casks (from filling to bottling).
Over the years the Loch Gorm range of limited edition releases have been evolving, each new edition containing a different combination of casks.
This year Anthony has selected twenty oloroso sherry butts from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, meaning that for the first time Loch Gorm will contain 12 and 13-year-old casks.
“It has been fascinating to see first-hand how the character of our oloroso butts have developed. Recent editions of Loch Gorm have seen a coming-of-age for the range, the additional 12 and 13 year old casks add a fantastic balance and complexity.” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD
Anthony’s tasting notes: Layers of stewed plums, pears and tropical fruit have become more defined in the casks as they age, complimenting the bold spicy and rich character of early releases to create a beautiful marriage of Kilchoman and oloroso sherry cask maturation. I’m delighted with the 2019 release and look forward seeing how it’s received.”
*one bottle per person
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Kilchoman’s New Spirit Bramble Liqueur is made from a high percentage of real brambles (blackberries) macerated with malt whisky, honey and Kilchoman New spirit. This creates a truly remarkable flavour with the peat smoke from the new spirit giving it an extra dimension. 19% ABV£18.90