Kilchoman releases 2007 Vintage

25 September, 2013

Islay independent farm distillery Kilchoman is releasing its oldest whisky to date – 2007 Vintage.

Just 10,000 bottles of the edition – said to have a smoky vanilla and caramel nose with cooked lemon and citrus fruits, smooth in the mouth with hints of butterscotch and soft citrus fruit and a peaty, fruity finish – will be made available worldwide.

Managing director Anthony Wills 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.”

Wills set Kilchoman up in 2005 with the aim of taking whisky production back to its traditional roots. It was the first new distillery on the island for 124 years and remains one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, and one of only a handful which still practise traditional floor malting.

Kilchoman 2007 Vintage is bottled at 46% abv and will be available from specialist drinks and whisky stores, rrp £52.99 for 70cl. 




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