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Kilchoman Distillery

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Address: Rockside Farm, Bruichladdich PA49 7UT, Scotland
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The charming, smallest distillery on Islay

Kilchoman is the youngest , active distillery in Islay at the moment (a new one is on the way). It is a farm distillery. The buildings and equipment are new. They make whisky... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Georges V
Antwerp, Belgium

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kilchoman is the youngest , active distillery in Islay at the moment (a new one is on the way). It is a farm distillery. The buildings and equipment are new. They make whisky in the traditional way: they malt and peat the barley themselves. This makes it a very interesting Tour to make. Also interesting: they have a small restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My absolute favorite tour and distillery of the whole trip. After visiting Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroig, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Coal Ila and Bowmore, Kilchoman blew me away. Their attention to detail, their service and their quant small farm style distillery captured my heart and made me want to move to Islay and work for them. The whiskey speaks for itself and after... More 

Thank William J
Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A small distillery. They do the whole process by the themself. We came lo late for a tour but they were so kind to show us around briefly. A must see!

Thank Nilou F
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great time walking the 6 miles from Bruichladdich to Kilchoman. What a gorgeous walk. Then set in the cafe for some delicious soup and had the tasting tour. Loved it!!

Thank MarinaSouza35
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had booked an expert tasting, however, due to capacity problems there was no tasting master available. So we were left on our own with the great variety of whiskys including a new make and an hour´s time. And it was great what might be related to the lack of "social control" in consuption measures that would have been executed... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Kilchoman is (currently) the new kid on the block, having opened in 2005. It is independently owned and on the site of a farm, so it is very different from the other distilleries on the island. The 100% Islay whisky can boast that it is produced from Islay barley, malted in Islay, and distilled and bottled in Islay. The whiskies... More 

1 Thank Callimachus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were over for a weekend of whisky and tours, but this was far and away the best. Nicole was a great guide who instantly made us feel welcome and had a good sense of humour and charm. Will absolutely come back, worth the detour off the main road.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Kilchoman is the smallest distillery on Islay, and the family character is very clear from the visit. Make sure you ask to taste the new make, it's absolutely gorgeous!

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have done nearly every distillery tour on Islay but have never managed to get to Kichiman's until today. It was so worth it, the tour guide was friendly and informative answering all the questions fired at her. The tour covered every aspect from the Barley to the final product the whisky. For such a small distillery i have a... More 

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Tärby, Fristad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had booked a guided tour at 15:30 but we arrived already at noon. We hd some lunch (sandwiches) in the café and two o'clock we had a personal guided tour. We saw everything, including the smokey kiln. It is a small distilled and quite new but the whisky was very good. Going there is an adventure, since it is... More 

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