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Islay Single Malt Whisky, 'Am Burach', Kilchoman DIstillery

Kilchoman Distillery was founded in 2005 and is the first distillery to be built on Islay for over 120 years. Kilchoman displays all that is great about the grass-roots traditions of Scotch whisky distilling. In addition to being one of the few distilleries to still practice floor malting, barley is also grown on the farm, making Kilchoman the only distillery to employ all parts of the whisky-making process on site. Kilchoman truly is Islay’s farm distillery—from barley to bottling

United Kingdom
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Single Malt

Tasting Notes

Am Bùrach, gaelic for ‘the mess’, might seem a strange name for a limited-edition single malt. That would be if you weren’t aware of the story behind this unique bottling; the delicious consequence of an incident in 2014 where two different Kilchoman expressions were mistakenly combined. The unnamed stillman, whilst vatting casks, accidentally mixed Machir Bay and Port Matured Kilchoman, causing Islay Heads, General Manager, to describe the resulting whisky as ‘Am Bùrach’. The name stuck. A true one-off, Am Bùrach has a somewhat complicated nine-year maturation history, vatting bourbon and sherry-matured Kilchoman with port cask matured Kilchoman, before filling back into bourbon barrels for a further six years, ending with a six month finish in ruby port casks. 46% ABV

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