Friday, September 17, 2021


The Kilchoman Distillery, has announced the launch of the 11th edition of its 100% Islay single malt Scotch whisky.

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2021 Edition (50% ABV) was produced using their 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 barley harvests, and matured for a minimum of 9 years in a combination of 26 Bourbon barrels and 7 Oloroso Sherry butts.

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2021 Edition

Kilchoman, produces its 100% Islay single malt from barley grown in fields surrounding the distillery and completes every stage of the whisky-making process at the distillery, including traditional floor malting.

Commenting on the news, Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director, said: “Having tasted some excellent older sherry butts we quickly decided that they were at their peek, we then tried a few bourbon barrels of a similar age and the backbone of this edition came together very easily. Our bourbon barrels and oloroso butts are incredibly consistent and this combination of roughly 40% sherry butts and 60% bourbon barrels works phenomenally with the style of whisky we produce. It allows both the citrus sweetness of our spirit and the rich fruity flavours of the casks to balance perfectly.”

Limited to 12,00 bottles, Kilchoman 100% Islay 2021 Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers. RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush