Kilchoman 100% Islay Bourbon Barrel 719/2012 for the United Kingdom (The Comparison Series, Batch No. 1)
Cask No.: 719/2012
Cask type: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distillation Date: 1.11.2012
Bottling Date: 25.2.2021
Age: 8 yo
Strength: 55,7 % abv
Phenol level: approx. 20 ppm
Number of bottles: 216
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
In spring 2021 Kilchoman launched a new series of single cask bottlings for the British market. “The Comparison Series” is based on the concept of giving Kilchoman lovers the opportunity to compare two very similar casks with one noticeable difference, for example different barley varieties, different peating levels, different length finishes, etc.
The bottling listed here is part of Batch No. 1, consisting of two fresh bourbon barrels from November 2012, one (cask no. 719/2012) a 100% Islay whisky, i.e. made from the farm’s own barley with a phenolic content of 20 ppm, the other (cask no. 726/2012) a whisky made from malt from the Port Ellen Maltings with a phenolic content of 50 ppm.
So with two casks of the same age and cask type, you have the opportunity to directly compare the two main Kilchoman peating levels.