Kilchoman Vintage 2009

Peated Single Malt

Kilchoman // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    4.02
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 16 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"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."

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