Kilchoman 100% Islay
70cl / 50%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
The eagerly awaited third release of Kilchoman's 100% Islay and it hasn't proved to be the third difficult album. The barley is grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled at the distillery. The whisky has been aged in a combination of fresh and refill bourbon barrels, obtained from Buffalo Trace, for over 4 years.
Kilchoman 100% Islay Reviews
Tasting Notes by Enrico G
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.