Tasting Notes: Loch Gorm 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual Sherry Cask release “Loch Gorm”, could be ordered for the first time on April 6, 2020 via the Kilchoman homepage. A sample of this edition was also part of the online live tasting with Anthony and James Wills on April 10, 2020.

Soft and sweet with berry fruits (blackberries, black currants), grapes and raisins. Dry wood and very subtle smoke. Cardamom and cinnamon, a little grated ginger. Nougat chocolate, caramel candy, soft fudge.

Soft and smooth start, directly well-dosed sherry sweetness with raisins, dried figs, ripe grapes. On the tongue with more distinct smoke, still more restrained rather than pushing forward. Chocolate notes and cocoa powder take on the fruity notes well, forming a close bond. Ginger, cinnamon, curry powder.

Medium length finish, increasing warm peat smoke, mixed with raisins and grapes. Leather and a mild blend of spices set a nice accent.

Very balanced integration of the sherry casks. Not too dominant, not too pale, actually just right to still have enough of the distillery character on the tongue even after an average of 10 years of sherry cask storage.