OUR 100% ISLAY PHILOSOPHYApril 2, 2017
With the imminent arrival of our 7th Edition 100% Islay it would seem a good time to explain our 100% Islay philosophy. For us, the 100% Islay ethos is about replicating the grass root traditions of farm distilling both in Scotland but especially on Islay. From the very birth of Kilchoman, our 100% Islay range was our reason for being; it represented the revival of single malt whisky produced on a single location from barley to bottle, where the responsibility for the quality and consistency at each stage was not outsourced but completed on site with skill, care and attention to detail. We are proud to be the only Islay distillery distilling single malt from barley both grown and malted on Islay. Not to mention distilling, maturing and bottling it here at Kilchoman as well. Look out for more info on the 7th Edition 100% Islay in the next few weeks! View our Barley to Bottle animation here.
100% Islay 11th Edition has been released
The 100% Islay 11th Edition was distilled from our 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 barley harvests before being matured for a minimum of 9 years in 26 bourbon barrels and 7 oloroso sherry butts. The combination of lightly peated barley matured in both bourbon and sherry casks creates an intense combination…September 15, 2021