Status Operational Established: 2005 Owner: Privately owned Capacity: 90,000 to 100,000 litres Visitor Policy: Visitors welcome throughout the year Tel: +44 (0)1496 850 011 Website:http://www.kilchomandistillery.com
Kilchoman (pronounced ‘Kilh-O-Man) is farm-based distillery, growing its own barley and with its own floor maltings. The first new distillery built on Islay for 125 years, production started at what is one of the smallest and the most westerly distilleries in Scotland in late 2005.
Rockside Farm Rockside Farm, Bruichladdich Isle of Islay PA49 7UT Argyll, Scotland United Kingdom
Some 30% of the spirit is distilled from estate-grown barley malted at the distillery and the balance comes from the Port Ellen Maltings on the island. The two malts are kept separate and Kilchoman will release two different expressions of single malt. The majority of maturation (80%) is in first re-fill bourbon casks from Buffalo Trace and the remaining 20% in fresh Oloroso sherry butts.