Kilchoman Distillery is located on Islay. They make heavily peated whiskies. I really enjoy their style! A few words about the distillery:
Kilchoman was the first new distillery to be established on Islay in over 124 years. The distillery was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills and is Islay’s only farm distillery. Kilchoman is one of the few whisky distilleries in Scotland to remain independent.
We bottle a limited number of Single Casks every year. A variety of ages and cask types areavailable, each selected for specific markets around the world. Released throughout the year, our single cask range are some of the very best casks in our warehouses. These single casks are bottled at their natural cask strength and individually labelled detailing each cask’s unique character.
Todays whisky is a single cask release for Norway. Exciting! It was distilled 11 August 2011 and then matured in bourbon cask #472/2011 until bottled 8 November 2017 which makes it 6 yo. The whisky was bottled at 58,4 ABV.
Unfortunately it is sold out in Norway. Lucky me who got a sample from one of the Ladies!
Oaky and peaty on the nose. Fruity. Vanilla, honey melon and marshmallows. A hint of nail polish remover. Rich and peaty on the palate. Wow! This one is massive and smooth at the same time. Vanilla and oak at first. Then comes sugar syrup, caramel, pears, peaches and pineapple. An interesting combination of tastes. Quite dry on the finish. The oak and peat dominates, but there is some sweetness as well, maybe from an overripe pineapple.
My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 22 / balance 21 = 86