Kilchoman 100% Islay Whisky 6th Edition
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Kilchoman
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • malted barley
  • chocolate
  • peaty
  • mint
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • lemon
  • citrus

Kilchoman

100% Islay Whisky 6th Edition (0.7l, 50%)

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Character Goatson
100% homegrown.
 
Kilchoman (pron. Kil-Ho-Man), is the first distillery to be established on Islay in over 124 years. It was started in 2005 by Anthony Wills, who ran an independent single cask bottling company for 8 years and was immersed in building the ultimate farm distillery where he’d take Whisky back to its roots.
 
The Kilchoman distillery is unique for several reasons. It's one of only six Scotch distilleries to carry out traditional floor maltings, and one of only two to do the malting, distilling, maturing and bottling on site. Furthermore, they even grow 30% of their Barley right there on the farm. It’s also one of the smallest Scotch distilleries, with an annual output of 120,000 liters. If you like “small batch” and “artisanal” Spirits, when it comes to single malts this is as good as it gets. They've been rocking it ever since they started, and they are racking up the awards to prove it.   
 
The first thing you have to always remember is that Kilchoman is — without a doubt — an Islay, with all that this entails. If you are new to the world of Whisky, this means that the malted barley is dried by or exposed to peat smoke. In the case of Kilchoman 100% Islay all the barley they use for it is grown beside their distillery… Now that is awesome! Aged in casks that held Buffalo Trace Bourbon for 6 years this Islay malt is really something more
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Kilchoman
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoke with lots of chocolate. Barley is also quite strong and there are some sweet sensations tingling around.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The peat really comes alive but in a gentle, right way. Put some spices on top and you get one hell of an Islay ride.

Finish
Some menthol like freshness evolves in this clean long peaty, smoky finish.
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  • smoky
  • malted barley
  • chocolate
  • peaty
  • mint
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • lemon
  • citrus
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Unlike any other distilleries Kilchoman had a distillery pig instead of a cat, her name is Lucy.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The peatings of Kilchoman barley is around 20 to 25PPM.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Unlike any other distilleries Kilchoman had a distillery pig instead of a cat, her name is Lucy.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The peatings of Kilchoman barley is around 20 to 25PPM.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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