September 26, 2013 – Islay’s youngest distillery is about to release its oldest single malt yet. Kilchoman Distillery will release a 6-year-old 2007 vintage on October 7, with 10,000 bottles to be available globally. The whisky was distilled just three years after Anthony Wills started work on the first new distillery to be built on Islay in 124 years. In a news release, Wills called the release an exciting development:
“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 is one of the few in Scotland that controls its own process from grain to glass, using barley grown on the farm where the distillery is located for its 100% Islay expression and bottling all of its whiskies on site. The 2007 Vintage will be available at 46% ABV, and is bottled without chill-filtering.