Kilchoman Original Cask Strength

Distillery: Kilchoman
Bottled: 2014, Distilled: 2009
ABV: 59.2%
Cask: 1st Fill Bourbon
More Info: WhiskyBase

Here’s the fourth dram from the Manchester Whisky Club’s tasting with Kilchoman, the Original Cask Strength.

Nose: Wood spice, candy, liqourice, hay, farmyard, salty rocks, herby vegetation and dry straw.

Palate: Oily and sweet. Vanilla, peated custard with cinnamon. A little bit of seaweed. Peat rises to become salty and dry.

Finish: Long and warming with savoury smoke, oak, and salt.

This was released October 2014 round about the time of the London Whisky Show. A limited release, this was produced with 35 fresh first fill Bourbon casks and bottled aged five years.

Of all the line-up, this for me is the most typically Islay with that fierce cask strength adding an oily and more-ish quality and some more pronounced coastal notes than the others.

Originally posted on Manchester Whisky Club.

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