Kilchoman 100% Islay 7th Edition

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    3.96
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 37 )

Released May 2017, this is the seventh edition of 100% Islay Malt from Kilchoman. As is the case with all of these bottlings, the barley is grown on Islay and is malted at the distillery. The peat level is slightly lower than the rest of their portfolio. The whisky is aged in a combination of first-fill and refill ex-bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace. The barrels were filled in 2010 and bottled in 2017. The single malt is sold at 50% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill and refill ex-bourbon barrels

Tasting Notes

"A 100% Islay Scotch should deliver on peatiness, and this 7th edition Islay Single Malt from Kilchoman does not disappoint. Bourbon barrel ageing provides hints of vanilla and honey, but peat smoke and a bracing maritime brininess take center stage in this dram. That's not to suggest any lack of balance; despite a strong peat presence, it's less aggressively smoky than some other Islay Scotches. Fans of the style will find much to enjoy here."

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