Kilchoman Sauternes Finish

Kilchoman Sauternes Finish

(0.75l, 50%)


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The lavish Scottish-French connection
 
The Kilchoman distillery is special in numerous ways: it is the most westerly distillery in Scotland; it is the first distillery to be built on Islay in more than 124 years; and it is one of the few Scottish Whisky-makers to remain indie. It was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills, who wanted to resurrect the lost art of farm distilling. What that means is Scotch is made on-site in its entirety, from grain to bottle. 1130 days go by before the harvested barley becomes a bottle of Single Malt. Another special thing here is their peat that comes from ocean-soaked bogs, which gives Spirit its unmistakably maritime character.
 
This very bottle is Kilchoman’s rare annual offering. 2018 was the year of Sauternes wine, it seems, as a fine selection of only thirty casks matured in ex-Bourbon barrels first, before they relocated the amber potion to a five-month vacation in fresh Sauternes hogsheads. This expression is rich and complex with a lush embrace of famous Kilchoman smoke. It’s as if a fine sea-battered Scotsman spent a summer in Bordeaux. Also, you should probably know that only 10 thousand bottles were made.
  • Category
  • Style
    Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoky and sweet nose, recognizably Kilchoman, with notes of fresh plum and apricot.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Soft and sea salt on the palate with creamy sweetness and smoke.
 
Finish
Long and peaty finish with immense smoky outro.

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Ratings & Reviews
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, complex, Scotch Whisky that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & creamy life leads to a long & earthy death with notes of raspberry, candied ginger, more sea salt, peat & smoke.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
very drinkable.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Nose:. Smoke for sure, maybe hints of fruit. Bit of a burn. Taste: Smokey and sweet at the same time. On the rocks I was able to get slight citrus, them the peat/smoke overtakes again. After: peaty and long burn (on the harsher side). The peat coats everything for a long time.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
It was very drinkable and sweet. Doesn’t have the hard finish of some of the others.
 
Megan
Megan,
This was incredible. So smooth, and brimming with flavor. This Distillery has been a favorite of mine well before it became available in the States. They have absolutely continued with the deliciousness they have been creating and found a pairing that not only tastes like Scotch, but transcends it. It’s brilliantly executed and staggering on the tongue.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Vanilla fire with smoke and peat. Not one of Kilchoman’s better but my wife opinion is very different
 
Jason
Jason,
Sherry nose, suspended length, cayenne.
 
Scott
Scott,
Nice balance of smoke to sweet, but not exceptional.
 
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