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Sanaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay :: Scotland
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.
Sanaig, named after a rocky inlet north-west of the distillery,
has a prodominantly sherry cask influence.
Sanaig is a composition of Oloroso sherry casks and bourbon casks. It has a predominantly sherry cask influence owing to the significant time spent in oloroso sherry Hogsheads.
These aged oloroso casks contribute a drastically transformed depth of colour and character compared to the mostly Bourbon cask matured Machir Bay.
“A beautiful marriage of bourbon and sherry maturation balanced with classic Islay peat smoke and light citrus sweetness” Anthony Wills, Founder.
The oloroso cask maturation adds layers of intense richness, stoned fruit,
soft peat smoke and spices.
Fragrant heather, raisins, pear and orange peel with waves of stoned fruits, mixed spices and rich peat smoke
Over-ripe plums, red cherries and hints of citrus give way to rich barbeque peat smoke, toffee, oak and dark chocolate
Mouth-coating mixed fruit, caramel, cinnamon and clove with layers of brown sugar, spices, peat smoke and lasting sweetness