Kilchoman releases oldest vintage to date

25th September, 2013 by Becky Paskin

Independent Islay distillery Kilchoman is releasing its oldest whisky to date, a limited edition 2007 vintage.

Kilchoman-2007

Kilchoman 2007 Vintage is the distillery’s oldest to date

A limited run of 10,000 bottles, Kilchoman 2007 Vintage is the second vintage released from the distillery, the first being a 2006 Vintage launched in 2011.

Described as having a smoky vanilla and caramel nose with cooked lemon, citrus fruits and butterscotch on the palate, the 2007 Vintage (46% abv) joins Kilchoman’s relatively small portfolio which also includes Machir Bay, Loch Gorm and 100% Islay third edition.

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.”

The distillery itself was built and founded in 2005 by Wills on a farm on the west coast of Islay. It is the island’s youngest distillery.

Kilchoman 2007 Vintage will be available from 7 October for an RRP of £52.99 for a 700ml bottle.

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