A single cask from Kilchoman, selected by The Whisky Exchange team and exclusive to us. It has been finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, giving it a big, fruity backbone that compliments the powerful smoke of Kilchoman’s spirit.
There’s complex fruit notes of apple cider, tangerine juice, brandied cherries
The fruit notes are front and center initially with vibrant citrus notes of juicy orange and lemon curd, and bruised apples and baked berries.
Simple sugars and vanilla, and then longish with its smoky, ashy peat, hot cinnamon, and peppery oak tannins.
To say we’re excited would be a huge understatement! Our very own cask of Kilchoman! And boy, it’s a beaut!
Established in 2005, Kilchoman distillery holds true to tradition, it’s one of only a handful of distilleries to still practice floor maltings; they even grow their own barley! We’ve always greatly admired Islay’s farm distillery and what it stands for, so to team up and release this wonderful dram makes us incredibly proud indeed!
Cask #285/09 has been matured for over four and a half years in a fresh bourbon barrel before being transferred to a Pedro Ximénez cask for a further four months maturation. The PX finish on this release works a treat, softening things down a little but still allowing the dram to hold the traditional taste & characteristics you would expect from a Kilchoman whisky of this age. A perfect combination.
Single cask #285/09 has been bottled at cask strength, 58.3% vol with 270 bottles filled.