Wednesday, September 16, 2020


The Kilchoman Distillery, has today announced the launch of the 10th edition of its 100% Islay single malt Scotch whisky.

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2020 Edition (50% ABV) was produced using Optic and Publican barley varieties, which were grown at the Kilchoman distillery farm in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2020 Edition

This latest release was peated using local Islay peat, and matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Sherry butts, each of which was personally selected by Distillery Founder, Anthony Wills.

Kilchoman 100% Islay, is the only whisky in Scotland to be produced entirely on one farm, from barley to bottle. 

Commenting on the launch, Anthony Willis, said: “Our 100% Islay whiskies are special, they both reflect the traditions of Scotch whisky production and examine the increasing interest in the detail of how single malt is made. With our 100% Islay range we control every element of the whisky-making process ourselves, from barley variety through to individual casks selected for bottling.  It means we are able to adapt our methods and inputs to maximise the character of the whisky in the glass.”

He went onto say: “The Optic and Publican varieties used for the 10th Edition, paired with a light peat smoking, long fermentation and high spirit cut creates a bright, floral nose of citrus sweetness that gives way to prunes, cinnamon and cooked apples & pears on the palate. The finish brings waves of mildly spiced peat smoke, lasting sweetness and rich sherry notes”

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2020 Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £71.94.

Posted by Steve Rush