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Our whiskies hail from highly respected distilleries in Scotland, Japan, France and the United States.  Produced in the classic tradition, they appeal to adventurous whisky enthusiasts who have a genuine appreciation for quality.

 

Kilchoman

Kilchoman 2010 Vintage Islay Single Malt

Scotland :: United Kingdom

http://kilchomandistillery.com/

Distillery::

Kilchoman Distillery is a small family run farm distillery based on the rugged west coast of Islay.  The distillery was established by Anthony Wills in 2005 and is the first distillery to be established on Islay in over 124 years.  The idea was to build a new distillery which took whisky production back to its roots.  Kilchoman produces its 100% Islay single malt from barley which is grown in fields surrounding the distillery and completes every stage of the whisky-making process at the distillery, including traditional floor malting.  Kilchoman is the only distillery in Scotland to do this.  Kilchoman is now very much a family affair: Anthony and wife Kathy are joined by their three sons:  James, Peter and George.

Statement of age::

a minimum of 9 years old

Blending::

The 2010 Vintage is a vatting of 45 casks, all filled in 2010.  It consists of 42 fresh bourbon barrels and 3 oloroso sherry butts, bottled at 48% abv with no chill filtration or colouring (as with all Kilchoman bottlings).

ageing::

Until the previous vintage release, 2009, the range had been matured exclusively in bourbon barrels however this year’s edition, as with the 2009 Vintage, is a vatting of both bourbon and sherry casks, this time roughly 85/15 bourbon/sherry casks.  The balance of bourbon and sherry maturation is a tried and tested combination for us, it allows for both the vanilla and citrus flavours from the bourbon barrels and the rich, spicy influence of the oloroso sherry casks to balance and complement one another.  Our core range of Machir Bay and Sanaig single malts both contain varying influences of these casks with a range of different ages in the vattings, however the 2010 Vintage stands out as an age-statement whisky, a minimum of 9 years old.

colour::

 

nose::

Bright notes of lemon zest, melted butter, sweet spices and damp smoldering peat smoke.

taste::

Dried seaweed, chimney smoke, cloves, sweet tobacco, banana and linseed oil.

finish::

Dried apricot, vanilla and rounded peat smoke.

% alc./vol. ::

48.0