|Kilchoman, Loch Gorm (Scotland) |
The second release from the Islay distillery of Kilchoman under the 'Loch Gorm' banner is a five-year-old which has been matured in first-fill Oloroso Sherry butts. Just 17,100 bottles are available. This is the only all sherry cask-matured expression available from Kilchoman, and Managing Director Anthony Wills notes that “Our Sherry cask matured releases have proved very popular and this is the third and most mature to date, so we anticipate this latest offering to be very well received.”
Rich leather aromas from the Oloroso influence blend nicely with sweet peat smoke on the nose. The palate is initially mildly metallic; then fruity peat, digestive biscuits and spice notes emerge. Ginger and Germolene. The finish is relatively long, fruity and spicy, with lingering peat smoke.
46.0% ABV, 70cl, £57.00, specialist whisky merchants.