Kilchoman 100% Islay 8th Edition Single Malt Whisky


Kilchoman 100% Islay 8th Edition Single Malt Whisky (2018 Limited Edition) is the latest release from the 100% Islay range, the world’s only Single Farm Single Malt scotch whisky. Every stage in the creation of this peaty scotch whisky is completed at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery. From growing the barley to bottling the whisky it is 100% Islay. The barley is grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled at Kilchomanmaking for a unique character.

The 100% Islay 8th Edition Single Malt Whisky (2018 Limited Edition) is a vatting of 23 ex-bourbon barrels and 7 ex-oloroso sherry butts filled between 2008 and 2012.

The nose is fresh, light citrus notes followed by a hint of caramel, sherry sweetness and charred peat embers. On the palate reveals a lovely balance of fresh fruit, spiced chocolate and cinnamon with soft lingering peat smoke. The finish is a balance of intense sweetness, soft peat smoke and bursts of mixed fruit.

Bottled at 50% ABV and peated to a lower level to that our other releases, 100% Islay has a lighter, fresher feel to it. First launched in 2010 a new limited edition of the 100% Islay has been released every year since.

Citrus and lemon notes come through with soft peat smoke and a long smooth finish.

700ml, 50% ABV

$149.99 inc. GST

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Kilchoman 100% Islay 8th Edition Single Malt Whisky and the story of Kilchoman goes like this…

Established in 2005, Kilchoman (pronounced Kil-ho-man) was the first new distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills, set out to revive the lost art of farm distilling once widespread before the commercialisation of the distilleries in the late 1800s. Over a decade into his journey, Kilchoman’s 100% Islay range remains the only Islay single malt produced completely on site, from barley to bottle.

Our 100% Islay philosophy stems from a desire to resurrect the grass roots tradition of farm distilling. Since we established Kilchoman, the 100% Islay range was our main reason for being. It represents the revival of single malt whisky being cultivated from barley to bottle in a single location. Ours is a distillery where the responsibility for quality and consistency is not outsourced but completed on-site with skill, care and attention to detail. We are proud to be the only Scottish distillery producing single malt from barley both grown and malted on Islay. And that’s not to mention that we distil, mature and bottle all our whisky here on Islay as well.

Whilst Scotland is home to well over 100 distilleries, the vast majority are owned by multinational companies. This is reflected in the ownership of Islay’s nine distilleries, Kilchoman being one of only two independently owned distilleries. Our independence gives us the freedom to pursue our vision of what makes a quality Single Malt, drawing on the traditions of Farm Distilling whilst continuing to explore the endless possibilities offered by growing, malting, distilling, maturing and bottling on site.
Kilchoman displays all that is great about the grass-roots traditions of Scotch whisky distilling. As well as being one of only a handful of distilleries still practicing floor malting, barley is also grown on the farm, making Kilchoman the only distillery to complete all parts of the whisky making process on site. Kilchoman truly is Islay’s farm distillery – from barley to bottling.

Kilchoman 100% Islay 8th Edition Single Malt Whisky is just one of the many expressions available from the Kilchoman Distillery. Try the full range of this exceptional Islay malt.

Weight 1.5 kg