Kilchoman Loch Gorm (2015 release)
Peated Single Malt
Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland
Kilchoman, established in 2005, is Islay's youngest distillery. (It holds that title until Gartbreck, a French-owned independent distillery, starts production in late 2015). Loch Gorm is an annual limited-edition release aged entirely in Oloroso sherry hogsheads and larger butts. It’s 5 years old and it clocks in at 46% ABV and 55ppm of peat.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeEx-Oloroso Sherry
"The blast of peat on the nose has a distinctly bright saline quality about it. It's intense, but it doesn't dominate completely enough to conceal the more subtle but rich malty notes. That maltiness bursts through on the palate, accompanied by some milk chocolate and honeyed notes, but the power of the peat is truly felt in the dry finish when the bitter saline note takes its time to depart. "