Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask Matured | 2023 Edition
Following on from the first Fino Sherry Cask matured expression released by Kilchoman back in 2020, the distillery are back with their second excellent release of this popular Islay dram. A selection of hand selected Fino Sherry butts from Jose y Miguel Martin have been chosen by Anthony and Robin, each matured for a minimum of 5 years in cask. Bottled at a very drinkable 50% vol, this should be another excellent release from Islay distillery, Kilchoman.
Fino Sherry Casks
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Elegant, dry peat smoke on the initial nosing, gradually opens to the unmistakable fruity character of Kilchoman. The distinct influence from the Fino Sherry casks provides dry, smoked oak which balances with the smoke found in the heavily peated Kilchoman malt. A lasting aroma of sweet butterscotch as the whisky begins to open.
Honeycomb sweetness can be found immediately on the palate, gradually giving way to rich toffee and caramel. The Kilchoman spirit brings together candied fruits and the fresh citrus found in the distillation. Flaked almonds and a delicate peat smoke remain throughout.
Long-lasting considered finish combining the malty spirit of Kilchoman, with the ripened citrus fruit profile provided by the Fino Sherry casks. A subtle peat smoke which has coated the palate right through now shares the finish with hints of dark chocolate.