Kilchoman Whisky: The Magic of Islay's Smoky Shores

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Islay, a windswept island off the coast of Scotland, is synonymous with peaty, smoky single malt whiskies.

Nestled amongst rolling hills and dramatic coastlines lies Kilchoman Distillery, a young upstart rapidly carving its name into whisky legend.

Established in 2005, Kilchoman is not only the newest distillery on Islay, but also the only farm distillery in operation – meaning they grow their own barley, ensuring complete control over the whisky-making process from "seed to bottle".

Kilchoman harvesting for whisky production

A Legacy Rooted in Islay Tradition

Despite its youth, Kilchoman embraces the rich Islay whisky heritage. Their traditional floor maltings and direct-fired stills pay homage to bygone methods, resulting in a spirit bursting with character.

The barley used is homegrown on Rockside Farm, ensuring the freshest, most local ingredients. The rugged Islay landscape plays a crucial role too. Peat fires used for malting infuse the barley with smoke, a signature characteristic of Kilchoman whiskies.

Kilchoman distillery

The Kilchoman Distinction

What truly sets Kilchoman apart is their focus on showcasing the true essence of Islay terroir.

Unlike many Islay distilleries that rely on heavily aged peated malts, Kilchoman embraces younger expressions, allowing the delicate interplay of Islay peat, barley, and the distillery's unique character to shine through.

Kilchoman Whisky distillery equipment

A Spectrum of Smoky Delights

Kilchoman offers a diverse range of whiskies, each with its own distinct personality:

  • Kilchoman 100% Islay: This core expression, aged for a minimum of three years, embodies the essence of Kilchoman – a vibrant, smoky spirit with notes of citrus and honey.
  • Kilchoman Loch Gorm: Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, this whisky offers a balance of sweetness, spice, and the signature Kilchoman smokiness.
  • Kilchoman Machir Bay: This sherry-matured expression reveals layers of dried fruit, spice, and a touch of maritime influence, complemented by the subtle Kilchoman smoke.
  • Kilchoman Sanaig: This heavily peated expression is a true celebration of Islay's smoky heritage, offering an intense peat experience with hints of vanilla and citrus.
Kilchoman Whisky distillation equipment

The Kilchoman Magic Arrives in Thailand

The wait is over! We're thrilled to announce that Kilchoman Distillery's exceptional whiskies are now back in stock at Speak Easy BKK!

Explore the smoky magic of Islay with Kilchoman's diverse range, available for online order with convenient delivery across Bangkok and all of Thailand. Order yours today and embark on a journey to the heart of Islay, one sip at a time.

(images by Kilchoman Distillery)



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