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The 2015 Harvest Has Begun

September 26, 2015

The 2015 harvest is finally underway here at Kilchoman.  In the coming weeks around 100 tonnes of malting barley will be harvested from the fields surrounding the distillery and after a bit of shovelling, bubbling, maturing and bottling it will become Scotland’s only single malt created on-site from Barley to Bottling.

We are yet to analyse this year’s crop however after a rather damp June and July the weather was much improved from early August and hopes are high that the 2015 harvest will be as good as ever!  Once the harvesting is complete the barley will be dried and stored ready to be floor malted in two tonne batches here at the distillery throughout 2016.  Click here to see an animation showing how we transform our barley into Kilchoman single malt whisky.

This year we released the 5th Edition of our annually released 100% Islay range, despite being the newest and smallest distillery on Islay we are proud to be the only distillery in Scotland producing Single Malt Whisky using traditional farm distillery methods.  We look forward to tasting this year’s crop sometime in the 2020’s but we have quite a bit of work to do between now and then…

 

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