KILCHOMAN Vintage 2010
KILCHOMAN Vintage 2010, is a vetting 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). A total of 15,000 bottles will be available worldwide from October 16th.
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.
The new Kilchoman 2010 Vintage is similar to the Kilchoman Machir Bay and Sanaig single malts which both contain varying influences of these same bourbon and sherry cask matured whiskies 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.
THE KILCHOMAN DISTILLERY STORY
The Kilchoman Distillery (pronounced Kil-ho-man) is a distillery that produces Single Malt Scotch whisky on Islay, an island of the Inner Hebrides. Kilchoman Distillery is in the northwest of the island, close to one of Islay’s most spectacular beaches at Machir Bay. Kilchoman was founded by Anthony Wills and remains an independent, family run distillery. It is the smallest on the island but since obtaining Rockside Farm in 2015, is in the process of expanding.
All parts of the production process for the 100% Islay have taken place at the distillery from barley to bottle; grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled, making for a unique character. We are proud to be the only Islay distillery distilling single malt from barley both grown and malted on Islay.
Bottled at 50% ABV and peated to a lower level to that our other releases, 100% Islay has a lighter, fresher feel to it. Citrus and lemon notes come through with soft peat smoke and a long smooth finish. First launched in 2010 a new edition of the 100% Islay has been released every year since. In fact, it is established in 2005, Kilchoman is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. We based on a farm on the rugged west coast of Islay. The Kilchoman was the first distillery on the island for 125 years.