Thursday, March 14, 2019


The Kilchoman Distillery, has today announced the launch of their latest Loch Gorm bottling.

Kilchoman Loch Gorm – 2019 Edition (46% ABV) which is limited to just 15,000 bottles, has been fully matured in sherry casks.
Kilchoman Loch Gorm - 2019 Edition

Loch Gorm is the name given to the annually released sherry cask matured limited edition from the Islay based distillery. The dark copper tone of the whisky is said to reflect the murky and peaty colour of the loch.

Over the years the Loch Gorm releases have been evolving. Each new edition containing a different combination of casks. The 2019 bottling, is comprised of twenty oloroso sherry butts from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

This latest Loch Gorm release, will for the first time contain 12 and 13 Year Old casks from the Kilchoman warehouses.

Commenting on the launch, Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director, said: “It has been fascinating to see first-hand how the character of our oloroso butts have developed over the years. Recent editions of Loch Gorm have seen a coming-of-age for the range, the addition 12 and 13-year-old casks add a fantastic balance and complexity.”

He went onto say: “Layers of stewed plums, pears and tropical fruit have become more defined in the casks as they age, complimenting the bold spicy and rich character of early releases to create a beautiful marriage of Kilchoman and oloroso sherry cask maturation.  I’m delighted with the 2019 release and look forward seeing how it’s received.”  

Kilchoman Loch Gorm – 2019 Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush