Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2010 Vintage 9 Year Old
This is the fourth and final limited edition release of 2019 for the Kilchoman distillery. Kilchoman have released vintage releases of the past few years to show the whisky community how their single malt is developing.
The 2010 release is a vatting of 45 casks which were all distilled in 2010. 42 fresh ex-bourbon American oak barrels and 3 Oloroso Sherry butts were used. It was then bottled at 48% abv and only 15,000 bottles were produced for worldwide consumption.
The addition of the Oloroso Sherry barrel maturation has added depth and flavour to this whisky as well as a spicy influence.
“These proportions of bourbon and sherry cask maturation has always worked well for our spirit, it allows the unique distillery characteristics of maritime peat smoke and citrus sweetness to flourish whilst the addition of a few particularly good sherry casks add extra layers of cooked fruits, richness and mixed of spices” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Bright notes of lemon zest, melted butter, sweet spices and damp smouldering peat smoke.
Palate: Dried seaweed, chimney smoke, cloves, sweet tobacco, banana and linseed oil.
Finish: Dried apricot, vanilla and rounded peat smoke.