Posted 23 October 2018
Barely a day goes by without news of new distilleries being planned or opened. This constant saturation of new and shiny things is both hard to keep up with, and likewise impacts on the wider global image of the industry – growth, opportunity and innovation (well, perhaps that’s pushing it in some quarters). I found myself wondering how this perception affects older established distilleries – no, not the 19th Century ones – the distilleries which came on stream around the turn of the millennium. They’re mere youngsters themselves, but already seem from different generation to the new upstarts. Kilchoman only began production back in 2005 – but who’s talking about in terms of being a new distillery nowadays? Everything is relative.