Established in 2005, Kilchoman (pronounced Kilhoman) is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. Based on a farm on the rugged west coast of Islay, Kilchoman is the first distillery to be built on the Island for 125 years. Kilchoman gives everyone the chance to see what is best about the grass-roots traditions of malt distilling. As well as being one of only a handful of distilleries still practicing floor malting, we also grow our own barley at the distillery, completing all parts of the production process at the distillery – from barley to bottling.
The first general release from Kilchoman, Kilchoman Machir Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is named after the prettiest beach on Islay. It is a combination of three, four and five year old whiskeys aged in bourbon and refill sherry casks. Peated to 50ppm, aromas of peat and vanilla biscuit are quickly followed by black pepper, kelp and brine.
NOSE: Citrus fruit and peat.
PALATE: Balanced and rich, honeyed nuts and sweet spices.
FINISH: Medicinal, roasted seaweed, preserved lemon, and wet stones.