Kilchoman Sanaig 2016

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

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First released in March 2016, the Sanaig is a no-age-statement single malt from the Kilchoman Distillery on Islay. Along with the Machir Bay, it's part of the Kilchoman core range of continuously available expressions. Both are made from a marriage of malts matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. While the Machir Bay has more bourbon-barrel aged whisky, the Sanaig is predominantly Oloroso sherry cask influenced. Bottled at 46% ABV, it is non-chill-filtered without added coloring.

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  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Oloroso Sherry

Tasting Notes

"Beginning with a gentle smoke, a touch of brine, and your Islay-typical light vegetation, the Sanaig also boasts tropical fruit and preserved lemon peel. The brine and peat come back on the palate, growing on top of each other with each sip. Dark chocolate-covered raisins and black pepper play well with a touch of plum; the whisky as a whole slants earthy as it opens up. "

Score 92

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