Kilchoman Rum Finish Single Cask 413/2012 for The Nectar

Cask No: 413/2012

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel + Barbados Rum Cask Finish

Distillation Date: 05.07.2012

Bottling Date: 09.10.2019

Age: 7 yo

Strength: 55,8 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 251

Bottle size: 0,7 l

Market: Belgium

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In November 2019 the Belgian Kilchoman importer The Nectar released this single cask release of the cask no. 413/2012. It is a Bourbon barrel that has been finished for 19 months in a Barbados Rum Cask. In April 2019 The Nectar had already released the sister cask no. 414/2012, which had a Barbados Rum finish of 11 months. For the Kilchoman friend, this is an exciting opportunity to compare what the 7 months longer rum cask maturation has achieved.

Tasting notes

Nose:
Freshly poured, it initially looks a bit sharp in the nose – let it breathe a little …
Oxygen is good for him, the sharp impression disappears after a few minutes in the glass. Fresh, bright citrus fruits: lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, pleasantly smoked. The smoke is not too subtle, warm and flattering, only a little ashy. Every now and then, if you sink your trunk too deeply into the glass, a little alcohol flashes through. Fresh yeast dough, marzipan, sour drops. 85

Taste:
Very strong onset, dry, clearly greasy-ashy smoke, lemon sponge cake. Dry wood, custard, forest honey, tart herbs, pepper, paprika. Makes a lot of steam in the mouth and mainly ensures that a note of tar, seaweed, smoke, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple spreads on the tongue. Astringent. 86

Finish:
Corresponding to his age – the impatience of the youth – quite brisk finish. Warm and greasy smoke, warm tar, seaweed, machine oil, lemons, pineapple. Dry wood. 86

A very interesting bourbon cask / rum cask mixture, in which the rum finish is only subtly noticeable with the citrus fruits. Otherwise a rather rough guy, especially in the nose. But you can deal with it if you allow it to stand in the glass for a while. (Archer)

86/100