Islay distillery Kilchoman in warehouse expansion

Kilchoman Distillery has built a new warehouse, which will house over ten thousand casks. Picture: Contributed
Kilchoman Distillery has built a new warehouse, which will house over ten thousand casks. Picture: Contributed
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AN independent distillery in the Hebrides has announced it has built a new 2,400 metre-squared warehouse to hold over ten thousands casks of whisky.

Kilchoman Distillery, located on the Isle of Islay, is expanding after growing demand for its range of whiskies.

The warehouse has been built only a few miles away from the main distillery and visitor centre.

Established in 2005, Kilchoman Distillery was the first to be built on Islay in 124 years.

Despite being a relative newcomer, a rise in orders for its highly prized whiskies, including its award-winning Machir Bay, Loch Gorm and 100% Islay ranges, have necessitated the construction of larger storage space in the space of just eight years.

Anthony Wills, managing director of Kilchoman, said: “The new warehouse opens up a number of opportunities for Kilchoman and to have reached this milestone earlier than we had anticipated is a great achievement for us.

“We built the warehouse to utilise the space we have at the distillery and we’re looking forward to being able to move Kilchoman into a new chapter of its history.”

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