70cl / 55%
Port Cask Matured
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Kilchoman 2011 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Rocky
Nose: Red-fruit rich (strawberry and raspberry), with a hint of peat in the background.
Palate: Warming yet surprisingly elegant for a whisky at 55% abv. The red-fruit notes from the nose are more intense, with red cherry appearing. Again, the peat smoke is very much in the background.
Finish: Medium in length with strawberry and the light peat smoke joined by milk chocolate.
Comment: If I’d tasted this blind, I would have said it was both older and lower in alcohol. For me, Kilchoman have bottled this at the right time – matured for much longer, the wood influence would have started to become overpowering. A stunning (and rare) example of port-matured peated whisky.
The Port Cask Matured has a mahogany colour with a touch of ruby.
The nose is powerful with lemon and citrus notes and the palate has smoke right away along with sweet, nutty milk chocolate character.
There is a heavy textured finish which drifts away to dry smoke with oakiness.