Monday, November 19, 2018


The Kilchoman Distillery, has announced the launch of their 2018 Club Release bottling.

Kilchoman 12 Year Old Club Release (55.2% ABV) limited to 1313 bottles, has been matured in Oloroso sherry casks.
Kilchoman 12 Year Old Club Release

The Kilchoman Club Release bottlings, are usually produced using the distillery’s oldest stocks. Since starting production in December 2005, the distillery has only ever released one other 12 Year Old bottling - a single cask bottled as a distillery exclusive.

This latest Kilchoman release, which is said to deliver spicy sherry notes with a marmite, peaty character, will be the distillery’s first ever 12 Year Old sherry matured bottling.

Commenting on the launch, Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder, said: “The Club Release is a special bottling, I always take great care when selecting these casks and this year I was really torn, these two casks are some of our rarest stock, we simply don’t have many old sherry casks.  That said, I believe they are at their peak, the balance is exquisite and as much as I might want to leave these in the warehouse for sentimental reasons, they were too good to overlook.”

The Kilchoman Club, is a free to join members group open to all via their website.  Members get prior notice of upcoming releases, visitor centre discounts and a complimentary dram however for fans of the Islay distillery, the real bonus is access to Kilchoman’s annual Club Release.

Kilchoman 12 Year Old Club Release, will be available exclusively to its Club members, on November 28th from 12:00pm, via its website: for a RRP of £123,00.

Posted by Steve Rush