Kilchoman Distillery, Bruichladdich, Islay

This evening, I am focusing on Kilchoman  Distillery, one of the youngest whisky producers in Scotland. Kilchoman is. by the standards of Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, tiny producing just  190,000 litres of spirit per year compared with some 10.0m litres p.a. plus at the two big distilleries mentioned.

Kilchoman is a fully integrated distillery based at Rockside Farm in the North-West of the island of Islay, near Loch Gorm. The basic ingredient of whisky is barley of which 25 pct of requirements is grown in the local fields which is then processed via own  maltings floor, one of only a handful of such floor maltings in Scotland. Moreover, the still furnaces are heated using a peat fuelled furnace.

The distillery was launched in 2005 subsequent to which steady progress has been made in establishing  a market presence for the key single malts of Loch Gorm and Machir Bay.The distillery’s first duty-free expression is named Coull Point. Consistent with most distilleries on Islay, Kilchoman’s malts are peated (smokey).

Visitors are encouraged at Kilchoman where facilities include a restaurant and shop.

Remote and spectacular scenery adds to the visitor experience.

Kilchoman single malts, Islay, Scotland

Washbacks at Kilchoman Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Spirit safe at Kilchoman Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Barley for malting at Kilchoman Distillery, Islay

Still Room at Kilchoman Distillery, Islay

Tour Group at Kilchoman Distillery, Islay, Scotland.

Video clip of bottling plant.

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