Kilchoman Club Release 10th Edition announced
Kilchoman today announced the release of the annual exclusive edition for members of the Kilchoman Club. Limited to one bottle per person, it will be available exclusively to Club Members from Wednesday, December 8th at 2pm Islay time.
Always keen to select something special for the annual club release, this year Anthony Wills opted for a Small Batch of three Oloroso Sherry casks aged just under 13 years.
Oloroso Sherry full maturations of this age are still very rare to find at Kilchoman, only recently the oldest so far – a 14-year-old – appeared at the French whisky merchant La Maison Du Whisky.
Distilled in December 2008, the whisky initially matured in Oloroso Sherry Butts. As Anthony Wills was not satisfied with its development in 2016, he decided to decant it into three refill Oloroso hogsheads. Now, 5 years later, it is at the peak of its flavour development according to Anthony and was bottled in November 2021.
The yield was 807 bottles with an alcohol content of 52.6%. The bottles cost £119.90 + shipping.
“These are some pretty special casks with quite a unique story. Originally the whisky was filled into oloroso sherry butts however I wasn’t satisfied with their development so in 2016 I decided to decant the whisky into refill oloroso hogsheads.
Since being decanted, the whisky has come on beautifully and in my opinion these casks are at their absolute peak in terms of their depth of flavour. The influence of the sherry oak is certainly present however, it is subtle and rounded, the character coming through on the palate is fruity and layered, offset perfectly by typical Kilchoman freshness and citrus sweetness”
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Master Distiller.
All information on the release can be found in detail in the Kilchomania database.