Kilchoman Str Cask Matured 2019 is a limited-edition single malt from the Kilchoman distillery on Islay. 43 STR Red Wine casks were filled in 2012. The whisky was bottled in 2019 at 50% ABV. STR stands for ‘shaved, toasted and re-charred’ and is an innovative process used to make sure the malt doesn’t become too winey. It was created by the late great Dr Jim Swan, who also consulted Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills in the distillery’s early days. 14500 bottles of Kilchoman Str Cask Matured 2019 were released. Kilchoman is the second-newest distillery on Islay (the title of ‘newest’ goes to Hunter Laing’s Ardnahoe, founded in 2019). Kilchoman was established in 2005, making it the first new whisky distillery built on Islay since 1881. It is the only independent farm distillery on Islay, meaning everything from growing the barley to bottling the whisky is done at the distillery itself.