Nose: Sweet hay with a delicate dryness that develop into farmyard-y smells with time. With even more time a lovely Custard Cream note emerges. Biscuity and sweet.
Palate: Initially dry smoke and vegetal with spicy jalapeno notes moving into black. Imagine a cactus taco with smoky chilli sauce (chipotles smoked over peat?)
Finish: Lovely citrus notes come through at the end with oranges, lemons and smoky bitter dryness. Hot stones and more jalapenos.
Comment: The 100% Islays are coming of age here with the classic Kilchoman character taking on some complexity and depth. Lovely stuff.
Colour: Light golden
Nose: Floral and delicate with a mix of soft fruits and pear drops.
Palate: The peat smoke explodes in the mouth. Sweet soft mixed fruits are very evident.
Finish: A long sweet lingering finish with a soft peaty aftertaste.