Kilchoman is the very latest distillery to grace Islay and while only in production since 2005, their whiskies have reached an almost cult status. Kilchoman, (pronounced kilhoman) is the first distillery to be built on the island in a whopping 124 years and is one of only 6 other Scottish distilleries to still conduct traditional floor maltings. Furthermore, Kilchoman actually farms a percentage of its barley for production onsite.
Founder and owner Anthony Wills, will be running a fascinating and unique masterclass covering the development of his farm distillery, distillery philosophies and future distillery directions and expressions. Worldwide, Wills is considered at the leading edge of ‘small batch’ and localized production, with many connoisseurs and specialists watching his positioning of Kilchoman with great interest. Wills will be leading a tasting of the Summer 2010, Spring 2011 and some other expressions yet to be announced. This is a rare chance to see one of the true rising stars of the whisky world and the man behind the label.
When: Monday 27th February, 2012
Tickets: $20 for Frolic members and $30 for non members.
Bookings: (02) 92643022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whiskies on Taste:
- Kilchoman Summer Release 2010
- Kilchoman Spring Release 2011
Andrew has indicated that he will be brining along some other whiskies such as the 2006 Vintage(5 years old), Machir Bay(new entry level malt) and 5 year old Sherry cask release date in April 2012. Whatever the case this is a tasting not be missed and we only have a limited number of places available.