Set to be released October 7th, Kilchoman’s 2007 Vintage will be a vatting of six year old bourbon barrels. This will be the oldest single malt release to date for the young Islay distillery. 2007 Vintage will be a limited edition release with approximately 10,000 bottles worldwide retailing at £51.60.
Kilchoman is one of my favorite distilleries. Even though their whisky is young, their technique and craft is top notch which has resulted in some seriously delicious whisky. The way I see it, I’d rather drink well crafted young whisky than old poorly made whisky. For those of us who are Kilchoman fans, this will be a great opportunity to see the evolution of this single malt as a six year old. Compared to the 2006 Vintage
, we should start to see the flavors mature and become more complex. No word yet on when this will make it Stateside, but I reckon it may take six to nine months from the UK release. Keep your eyes out for this limited edition release.