Kilchoman Port Cask Matured (2018 Edition)
Peated Single Malt
Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland
This is the second release for Kilchoman of a single malt aged entirely in port casks with the first coming to the market in 2014. Port Cask Matured is a vatting of 30 ruby port hogsheads filled in 2014. The malted barley used was peated at 50 ppm. Bottled at 100 proof. There are 10,000 bottles available worldwide with European markets getting them first beginning July 2018.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-ruby port hogsheads
"Port casks have a knack for heavily influencing whisky. This new edition from Kilchoman can certainly back up that statement. The aroma is loaded with tart red fruit and cherry syrup. Wood smoke and peat barely manage to elbow their way in. The palate is sweet and savory…but mostly sweet. Cherry juice, peat smoke, sugar cookies, barrel char, and port-soaked fruits. This isn’t high-proof port but it’s not terribly far from it either."