US East Coast Tour 2016September 18, 2016
From September 26th to October 9th, the Wills brothers will embark on a tour down the East Cost of the US spreading the word of Kilchoman. James and Peter Wills, sons of Kilchoman Founder Anthony Wills will travel from Boston to Washington DC in their custom Land Rover making stops along the way to share a few drams and a story or two of Kilchoman, Islay and growing up in a distillery.
The tour is the second of its type, the brothers having completed two such expeditions across Europe in 2014 and 2015. They’ll be giving a straight talking ‘warts and all’ depiction of distilling and the ups and downs of creating a new Islay whisky.
James Wills ‘There is a lot of smoke and mirrors when it comes to how single malt and scotch whisky in general is produced and marketed, if you’ve ever met my father you’ll know there isn’t a lot of subtlety to him or how he talks about whisky and I think that has inevitably rubbed off on me and my brothers.’
Peter Wills ‘The tour concept seems to be one which resonates with single malt fans. The previous two tours through Europe have been a great way of meeting current and prospective fans of Kilchoman and we are looking forward to our first ever tour in the US.’
A special edition cask strength, 58.9% ABV, US Tour bottling of the distilleries flagship expression, Machir Bay has been created especially for the tour. Just 840 bottles of the special edition will be available exclusively from stops made on their journey.
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