Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 49.1%
Sneaking out at the tail end of 2021, it's the third release of Kilchoman's Small Batch Islay single malt whisky - and it really is a pretty small batch, with just over 2000 bottles released.
Bottled at 49.1%, the cask recipe for this Small Batch Kilchoman is pretty interesting, with 70% of the spirit from ex-bourbon casks and 25% from a Sauternes dessert wine cask, plus a cheeky 5% dollop of sherried Kilchoman just for balance and an extra layer of complexity. This will be a cracking dram.
|Series||Small Batch Release|
|Cask Type||Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry & Sauternes|
Nose: Classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness gives way to apricots and honey, with waves of peat smoke and sea spray.
Palate: White grape sweetness, with waves of stone fruits, candied ginger, and hints of smokiness.
Finish: Long lingering smoky finish.