Kilchoman Distillery was founded in 2005 and is the first distillery to be built on Islay for over 120 years. It is a farm distillery and a proportion of the barley used in production is grown and malted at the distillery. Kilchoman is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland producing 100,000 litres of alcohol per year. Machir Bay, situated half a mile from the distillery, is one of the most beautiful beaches on Islay and is the name chosen for our regular single malt. The 2012 release is a vatting of 3, 4 and 5 year old single malt, with the 4 year old being finished in oloroso sherry butts for 8 weeks prior to bottling.