Kilchoman 100% Islay – Inaugural Release

Cask type: Fresh and Refill Bourbon Barrels

Vintage: 2008

Bottled: 2011

Age: 3 yo

Strength: 50,0 % abv

Phenol level: approx. 20 ppm

Number of bottles: 11.300

Bottle size: 0,05 l / 0,7 l / 0,75 l

Distribution: worldwide (export to 21 countries)


Colour: light gold

Nose: first impression: fruity in a combination of citrus (much), yellow fruits (medium) and apricot compote (little) but still very reminiscent of new make (rough, feints, light mash notes), hardly any smoke, slightly pungent, also some nuts, honey and vanilla

Taste: slightly oily mouthfeel, alcohol quite dominant, still hardly integrated, also here a lot of yellow fruits and some vanilla

Finish: medium length, dry-smoky, slightly bitter at the end

Conclusion: absolutely amazing for a 3 year old, but still clear new make notes and somewhat unbalanced, alcohol not yet well integrated (HPN 16.6.2016)