Kilchoman 9 yo Sherry Cask 35/2011 (The Wills Family Cask Collection: George Wills)
Cask No.: 35/2011
Cask type: Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Distillation Date: 26.1.2011
Bottling Date: 28.8.2020
Age: 9 yo
Strength: 56,5 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 284
Bottle size: 0,7 l
In September 2020, the well-known French spirits retailer and Kilchoman importer “La Maison du Whisky” launched an exclusive range of 5 Kilchoman single cask bottlings under the name “The Wills Family Cask Collection”. The concept behind the series was that each of the five members of the Kilchoman owner family would choose a special cask. The result was a series of truly outstanding bottlings.
George Wills, eldest son of Kathy and Anthony Wills chose a Oloroso Sherry hogshead in which the whisky was matured for over 9 years.
George wrote: “Sherry and peat smoke is a recipe for a distinct style of Islay whisky, that´s why I have always been drawn to our sherry casks. The rich influence of the oloroso sherry soaked oak combines with the peat smoke of Kilchoman to create a big bold style that balances dried fruits and mixed spices with rich peat smoke and a meaty savory note which I love.”