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News: Kilchoman 10 year old

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The first Kilchoman cask ever!

  • Kilchoman Cask n°1
  • Kilchoman Distillery, Bruichladdich (Islay)
  • 10 year old single malt
  • 58.2% ABV
  • Distilled 14 December 2015
  • Cask 01/2005 | 1 bottle

On the 14th of December Cask No1 at Kilchoman Distillery will turn 10 years old and while we won't be bottling the whole barrel, they will auction one bottle to celebrate the occassion and also raise some money for The Beatson Cancer Charity.

The auction,  is open to Kilchoman fans worldwide and will be hosted on the Kilchoman website on the 14th of December.
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Chapter 7 Irish single malt 2001

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  • Undisclosed Irish whiskey from 2001
  • 13 years old single malt
  • Sherry butt #10836 - 293 bottles
  • Alcohol: 59.5% ABV
The number 13 seems to be far from unlucky for this Irish single malt. The single cask is the younger brother of Chapter 7's bourbon cask from 2000. Thirteen years in a sherry cask made it considerably darker and richer. They are definitely closely related but developed a very different character after all.

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Douglas Laing Big Peat Christmas 2015

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Holidays are coming!

  • Big Peat small batch Christmas 2015 edition
  • Douglas Laing
  • NAS blended Islay malts
  • 53.8% ABV
Big Peat's Christmas edition is already up to its 5th edition. This festive edition from Douglas Laing's popular Islay blended malt is bottled at cask strength and features Big Peat in his Santa outfit on a peat driven sleigh.

Douglas Laing's describes Big Peat Christmas as a shovelful of the finest festive Malts from the Whisky island of Islay, including Ardbegg-nog, Coal Ila, Snowmore and Party Ellen. Pretty hard to beat that piece of copywriting, isn't it?

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No whisky review today #paris

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News: Kilchoman Club Release 4th edition

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Kilchoman Club Release Sauternes
The Kilchoman Club Release - Fourth Edition is exclusively available to members of the Club. Three fully matured Sauternes casks from January 2011 have been hand picked from the warehouse and bottled at cask strength (a whopping 60%!).

Just over 900 bottles of this unique release will be available and every bottle will be individually numbered and hand labelled.

The Club release will be available from Kilchoman's website at 10am on Monday 16th November.

The price will be £75 per bottle (70cl)

Source and pictures: Press release Kilchoman
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