Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Finish
Peated Single Malt
Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland
Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Finish is a limited edition release available beginning October 2018. Unlike other wine cask releases from Kilchoman, this one only spends its last five months maturing Sauternes hogsheads rather than being fully matured in them. The single malt for this bottling was distilled in 2012 and initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels before finishing in the French white dessert wine barrels. There is no color added nor is it chillfiltered. Only 10,000 bottles are available for this release.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, finished in ex-Sauternes hogsheads
"Beyond the Islay smoke, there's some intriguing savory elements here - salty umeboshi plums, smoked fish and smoldering sandalwood, as well as the curious emergence of banana fingers and vanilla sheet cake. In the mouth the smoke is tinged with red currants, tar, and cigar ash, and some residual Sauternes sweetness."