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Kilchoman launches 100% Islay 9th Edition

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Kilchoman has released the ninth edition of its 100% Islay range, an annual bottling in which all aspects of the whisky-making process have taken place on site.

Kilchoman's 100% Islay 9th Edition
Islay provenance: Kilchoman's 100% Islay 9th Edition is ‘Scotland’s only single farm single malt’

Distilled from barley grown in the fields adjacent to the Islay distillery, the nine-year-old whisky has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being bottled at 50% abv.

The oldest whisky in the 100% Islay range to date, the ninth edition uses a lower peating level than the bottlings found in Kilchoman’s core range.

Anthony Wills, Kilchoman founder and master distiller, said: ‘The lower peating level allows the natural floral sweetness of the spirit to shine through, whilst a higher age profile adds layers of overripe tropical fruit and stewed plums.

‘I’m delighted with how the ninth edition has come together and as ever, I look forward to hearing people’s opinions.’

Only 12,000 bottles of Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition will be available worldwide from 12 September, priced at around £72 per 70cl bottle.

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