Kilchoman 100% Islay 8th Edition

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    4.15
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 12 )

The 100% Islay series from Kilchoman is made using Optic barley harvested on the isle. The peat level here is ~ 20ppm versus the brand's standard 50ppm offerings. Unlike previous editions, this is matured in oloroso sherry butts in addition to ex-bourbon barrels. This no-age statement single malt has no color added and is non-chillfiltered. Bottled at 50% ABV, this is a limited edition release which yielded 12,000 bottles. Kilchoman 100% Islay 8th Edition is available beginning fall 2018.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon barrels & ex-oloroso sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"A vivid and evocative aroma that is indeed 100% Islay. Smell brine, peat smoke, salted air, camphor, and rich malt. The palate is sizzling with dried chiles, dry smoke, and bold alcohol. As the whisky opens there’s softer notes of vanilla, pale malt, and cracked pepper. Add water to slow things down and elongate the flavors. This certainly does seem to bleed Islay."

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