2020/02/15 – First “unpeated” Kilchoman released
Due to a breakdown of the kiln Kilchoman produced an “unpeated” whisky from the farm’s own barley for a short time in late Summer 2012 (we reported).
Since the “low wines and feints receiver” from which the spirit still is filled was not laboriously emptied in between the alternating distillation runs with peaty Port Ellen malt, however, the result was a whisky with a slight peaty smoke note, which is why Kilchoman uses the term “unpeated” in quotation marks. 75 casks were filled with this rarity. Now the first 2 casks have been bottled.
These are two Sherry Hogsheads (No. 553/2012 and 554/2012), in which the whisky was matured for more than 7 years. The bottling of cask 553/2012 can be purchased from the well-known British wine and spirit merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd for £100, the contents of cask no. 554/2012 could be tasted at the floating whisky fair “Viking Cinderella Whisky Fair” (13.-15.2.2020), which was just taking place, and bought for 999 Swedish Kroner.
We are already very curious about this unusual Kilchoman and will taste it here shortly.