Kilchoman 8 yo Single Cask 947/2015 for Mizunara, Hong Kong (Sado – The Harmony)

The last two Kilchoman single cask releases for the spirits shop Mizunara from Hong Kong were already dedicated to the Japanese tea ceremony “Sado”. The bottling of cask no. 767/2011, released in early 2020, was dedicated to the host of the tea ceremony (“Sado – The Host”), while the bottling of cask no. 129/2013, released in early 2022, was dedicated to the guest (“Sado – The Guest”). Now, another two years later, the series has been completed with the bottling of cask no. 947/2015 under the title “Sado – The Harmony”.

This final bottling of a Kilchoman single cask whisky in the Sado series is intended to capture the harmony and mutual respect between the host and guest in the Japanese tea ceremony, which is embodied in the philosophy of Mizunara. Consequently, the label of the bottling is also a combination of the labels of the two previous bottlings designed by Japanese artist Kenro Shinchi from Kagoshima.

After a Madeira and a PX finish, this time it is a fully matured bourbon cask. The whisky was matured for 8 years in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel.

Cask No.: 947/2015

Cask type: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Date Filled: 1.12.2015

Pictures by Mizunara

Date Bottled: 4.12.2023

Age: 8 yo

Strength: 58,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 257

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Bottle code: 04/12/23 2015/947

Barcode: 5 060210 707521

Market: Hong Kong