Kilchoman Vintage 2009
Peated Single Malt
Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland
This is the fourth vintage release from Kilchoman which began with their 2006 vintage. The previous three vintages were aged exclusively in ex-bourbon, but this bottling, distilled in 2008 and 2009, is aged in a combination of oloroso butts and ex-bourbon. Matured over 8 years, this is bottled at 46% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and oloroso sherry butts
"With its 2009 Vintage release, Kilchoman continues to impress with its Islay Scotches. This one is briny and maritime, backed with a fairly assertive peatiness rounded out just a bit with sherry and bourbon barrels. A slightly herbal character lingers with a long, mildly smoky finish. It's a finely balanced Islay, allowing the character of the style to come through without excessive peat."