Always keen to find something a bit different to our regular releases for the Club, we have found a series of very rare Kilchoman casks. This, the Ninth Edition, is a vatting of four fresh oloroso sherry hogsheads distilled in August 2012.
These casks were filled with our 100% Islay spirit, produced from publican barley grown and malted on site, however unlike other 100% Islay expressions these casks contained whisky distilled from unpeated Kilchoman malt. The reduced peat smoke flavours allow for light, fruity character to shine through. Interestingly, whilst the malted barley was unpeated, remnants of previous peated spirit runs create faint hints of smoke on the nose which complement the balance of rich fruit and citrus on the palate.