Kilchoman Red Wine Cask Matured

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    4.42
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 25 )

Available beginning October 2017, this limited edition peated single malt was distilled in 2012. It aged entirely in red wine casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal. It is non chill-filtered and bottled at 50% ABV. Only 10,000 bottles available worldwide.

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

Tasting Notes

"Red wine finishes are unusual in Scotch whisky, but a Scotch aged in entirely in red wine casks? That's a unique release. This dram has Kilchoman's typical peatiness, layered here with notes of fruit, dark chocolate, and oak. This is a higher proof than the usual Kilchoman release, but that extra heat works well here. It's a spicy Islay, definitely of the sort one might end the night with."

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Full Bodied