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Kilchoman Sanaig 46% Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl

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Named after a rock inlet north of the Kilchoman Distillery, Sanaig is a richly flavoured, sherry-matured Kilchoman expression. Expect rich fruits with caramel and a soft peat smoke.

Sanaig has a predominantly sherry cask influence owing to the significant time spent in oloroso sherry Hogsheads. Compared to the mostly Bourbon cask matured Machir Bay, these aged oloroso casks contribute a drastically transformed depth of colour and character.

“A beautiful marriage of bourbon and sherry maturation balanced with classic Islay peat smoke and light citrus sweetness." - Anthony Wills, Founder.


ABV 46%

Net weight: 1.7kg

50 PPM (Heavily Peated)

Non-chill filtered and natural colour

Tasting Notes

Nose: Fragrant heather, raisins, pear and orange peel with waves of stoned fruits, mixed spices and rich peat smoke.

Palate: Overripe plums, red cherries and hints of citrus give way to rich barbeque peat smoke, toffee, oak and dark chocolate.

Finish: Mouth-coating mixed fruit, caramel, cinnamon and clove with layers of brown sugar, spices, peat smoke and lasting sweetness.

Maturation: 70% Oloroso sherry butts and 30% bourbon barrels.

Kilchoman Distillery

Founded in 2005, Kilchoman was the first new distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder, set out to resurrect the grassroots tradition of farm distilling. Their 100% Islay range represents the revival of those traditions, standing alone as Islay’s only Single Farm Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The Wills Family

Kilchoman is a family-run business established by Anthony and Kathy Wills in 2005. As the business expanded, the husband and wife team were joined by their three sons; James, George and Peter. The Wills family remain the driving force behind Kilchoman with Anthony as Managing Director and Master Distiller, Kathy running the Visitor Centre and their three sons managing the distillery’s sales and marketing activities.

​100% Islay Philosophy

The distillery's 100% Islay philosophy stems from Anthony and Kathy’s desire to resurrect the grassroots tradition of farm distilling. From the very beginning, the 100% Islay range was their main reason for being. It represents the revival of single malt whisky being cultivated from barley to bottle in a single location. Kilchoman is a distillery where the responsibility for quality and consistency is not outsourced but completed on-site with skill, care and attention to detail.

The Farm

The Kilchoman team farm a variety of landscapes covering an area of 2,300 acres surrounding the ruined Kilchoman Church. The craggy hill ground to our south is grazed by our flock of blackface sheep. To the west, their herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle feed on a combination of machair grasses and draff; barley husks discarded during the whisky-making process.

Their most fertile ground, 400 acres of rich soil surrounding the distillery, is reserved for the annual barley crop. Sown each spring, once Islay’s 50,000 migratory geese have departed, the barley ripens over the summer months before being harvested in early autumn.

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