Kilchoman – Release 2007 Vintage

Islay

Islay’s independent farm distillery, Kilchoman, is to release the oldest whisky to date. Only 10,000 bottles of the limited edition 2007 Vintage will be made available worldwide and it is expected to sell quickly.

Anthony Wills, managing director of Kilchoman, said: “This is an exciting development and sees us enter a long-awaited period in our history. Although we’re a relatively young distillery our Vintage six-year-old shows a level of maturity normally associated with much older whisky. We predict that this will sell quickly and hope Kilchoman followers share in our excitement in the development of our malt.”

Kilchoman’s portfolio now includes Machir Bay, Loch Gorm and a new edition of 100% Islay which is the only Single Malt in Scotland where every stage of the whisky making process, from the barley grown in the surrounding fields to the malting, distillation, maturation and bottling, takes place at the distillery.

Since the first bottling was released in 2009, Kilchoman has quickly established itself as a high quality Islay Single Malt within the whisky industry. Awards include two prestigious IWSC Gold and a Silver medal in 2012, Malt Advocates Artisan Whisky of the Year 2011 and GQ’s 100 best things in 2012.

Most recently, Kilchoman’s exceptional quality was recognised at the prestigious International Whisky Competition (IWC), which named Machir Bay as its Whisky of the Year and Anthony Wills as Master Distiller of the Year 2013. In addition, at the IWSC 2013 Awards, Loch Gorm was awarded Gold, Machir Bay received Silver and 100% Islay 2nd Ed was given bronze.

With an ambition to take whisky production back to its traditional roots, Anthony Wills built and founded Kilchoman Distillery in 2005 on a farm situated on the rugged west coast of Islay. The first distillery on the island for 124 years, Kilchoman is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland and one of only a handful left that still practise the traditional floor malting method.

The 2007 Vintage bottled at 46% ABV will be available from 7 October from specialist drinks and whisky stores, priced at RRP of £52.99, 70cl. Available from www.kilchomandistillery.com and from specialist whisky shops worldwide.

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 2007 Vintage
Colour: light beech darkening with age
Nose: smoky vanilla and caramel notes with cooked fruits, lemon and citrus
Palate: butterscotch and soft citrus fruit with a lasting sweetness
Finish: peaty and fruity with a long lingering sweetness

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Kilchoman Sanaig - £49.83 - Master of Malt
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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2016 Release - £59.96 - Master of Malt
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015 Release - £63.95 - Master of Malt
Kilchoman 7 Year Old 2008 - £65.95 - Master of Malt
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Kilchoman 100% Islay - 5th Edition - £68.82 - Master of Malt
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1sep - 2All DaySpirit of Speyside: DistilledElgin Town Hall, 1 Trinity Place

Event Details

Distilled will also be a platform for innovative product launches and offers you the chance to meet the makers at a series of masterclasses in whisky, gin, beer and food. Featuring the finest single malt whiskies, artisan gins, local ales, brews and foods.

Exhibitors confirmed to date:
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Time

september 1 (Friday) - 2 (Saturday)

Location

Elgin Town Hall

1 Trinity Place


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