Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015
Cask type: Oloroso Sherry Butts & Hogsheads
Age: 5 yo
Strength: 46,0 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 10.000
Bottle size: 0,7 l / 0,75 l
The 4th annual Kilchoman Sherry cask release “Loch Gorm” first appeared on 23 March 2015 in the Kilchoman Online Shop and shortly afterwards at retailers.
Composed from casks filled in 2009 and 2010, it is only slightly older than the previous year’s version, namely just over 5 years. The difference is the partial use of Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads and no longer exclusively Sherry Butts; according to Anthony Wills, these smaller casks give Loch Gorm an increased sherry influence, the circulation is said to be 10.000 bottles.
Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills wrote: »As well as this year’s release being slightly older, we decided to increase the ratio of single malt matured in smaller sherry hogsheads versus that matured in larger sherry butts. This increases the influence from the sherry casks and gives the whisky a striking intensity and richness. That said, the whisky retains the balance and complexity Kilchoman releases are well-known for.«