Kilchoman Port Cask Matured (2018 Edition)

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    80
  • Avg. Rating

    3.72
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 8 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-ruby port hogsheads

Tasting Notes

"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."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet