Fond Farewell to Kilchoman’s John MacLellan

A belated farewell to Kilchoman director John MacLellan, an Islay native and scotch whisky veteran who passed away on March 27, 2016, at the age of 60.

After decades of great work at Bunnahabhain, John moved to Kilchoman in 2010, bringing his knowledge and passion to Islay’s newest distillery–which he helped turn into one of the brightest young stars in the whisky world.

Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills said: “I will miss his positive attitude, his support, his wealth of knowledge and a willingness to get his hands dirty helping in every area of the distillery, even clearing tables in the cafĂ©. What I have learned from him will continue to help build Kilchoman and I will always be grateful.”

Our thoughts are with John’s wife and two kids tonight. Hold your loved ones close, friends, and make every moment count.

This one’s for you, John! -BO

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