Kilchoman Vintage 2007
Peated Single Malt
Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland
It might be hard to believe, but this 6 year old whisky was presented as the oldest whisky ever released from the Kilchoman distillery, but considering the distillery was opened in 2005, it makes sense. The Vintage series is built on the principle of using only the oldest whisky available from Kilchoman and aged only in Bourbon casks. Released in 2013, the 2007 vintage is sold out in many places and is already sought after by many aficionados. Not bad for such a young distillery.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"This is Islay and even with your glass still on the table you can tell the peat is coming after you. The palate is definitely more complex and brings more nuances. Sure, the peat plays a key role, but is very well balanced by generous vanilla and aromas like white tea or chamomile. This becomes rich and oily after a minute but also fruity towards the end. Think pear and you are close."