Kilchoman 100% Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Size750mL Proof100 (50% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
This whisky won a Silver Outstanding in the Scotch Single Malt - Islay category at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
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About Kilchoman 100% Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Kilchoman 100% Islay single malt is exactly what it says it is; 100% Islay, with all parts of the whisky making process, from barley to bottle, completed on site at the Kilchoman farm. The single malt carries quite a distinction, as it is “the only distillery in Scotland to produce single malt in this traditional hand crafted way” (Kilchoman). Produced from barley directly sourced and exclusively grown on the distillery grounds, the peating levels are slightly lighter than the other expressions in the Kilchoman stable, yielding a fresh, floral balance when coupled with the bourbon cask maturation.

100% Islay is aged in a combination of fresh and refill ex Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. Robin Bignal, Production Manager; “As the bourbon barrel maturation influences the spirit over time it has taken on a real depth of character and complexity to add to the light citrus fruit and peat smoke of the Kilchoman spirit.” This whisky won a Silver Outstanding in the Scotch Single Malt - Islay category at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Bottled at a solid 100 proof, the “100% Islay Way.”

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About Kilchoman

Kilchoman is a farm distillery on Islay, producing Scotland’s only single farm single malt. When the distillery opened in 2005, it was the first distillery to be built on the island in over 124 years. Kilchoman is a family run company, established by Anthony Wills and his wife Kathy, who wanted to resurrect the grass roots tradition of farm distilling. The parish of Kilchoman is home to some of Islay’s most fertile ground, and the Wills grow 200 tons of barley on the 250 acres of fields surrounding the distillery each year. The whisky-making process starts with the harvest in early September, and the barley does not leave the distillery until it becomes whisky over 1130 days later, as the malting, distillation, maturation and bottling are all done on site.

Kilchoman is one of only 7 Scottish distilleries still practicing traditional floor malting, a labor-intense process most distilleries have been outsourcing since the arrival of commercial distilling. The malted barley has to be dried, and traditionally on Islay this is done with peat from the island’s many ocean-soaked peat bogs, imparting a maritime smoky character to the spirit once distilled. Kilchoman’s stills are the smallest on Islay and some of the smallest in Scotland, and their distinct size and shape along with the spirit still reflux bulb allow the distillers to make spirit of unmatched purity. The distillery’s single malt is matured in a combination of cask types sourced from around the world, with each barrel contributing a unique character and color to balance with Kilchoman’s classic peat smoke and floral sweetness.

About Scotch

Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)

Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.

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Smoke, fruit, with floral aromas on the nose. On the palate are flavors of peat smoke, barley, vanilla, spice, honey and brine. The finish is drying with notes of dark chocolate.
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