Cask: 1st Fill Bourbon
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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.