Kilchoman 100% Islay 2nd Edition
Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland
With a distillery opened in 2005, Kilchoman has been releasing young whiskies until now. However, the team is well aware of the long standing tradition of whisky making on Islay and wanted to show with their 100% Islay Edition that every step can be managed on the island, from growing the barley to bottling the spirit. Indeed, a terroir whisky. Do not be afraid though, they do not mind people drinking it anywhere in the world.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"This starts on surprising nutty notes on the nose, followed by soft peatiness. On the palate, the same nuttiness is still there, but the whisky becomes far more expressive and complex. Yes, it is young and quite punchy, with spiciness and peat, but it is well balanced by notes of vanilla, hints of coconut, touches of fresh grass and oiliness. If you give it a bit of time in mouth, everything appears step by step in a very elegant blend of aromas. "