Kilchoman Saligo Bay
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Age: 5 yo
Strength: 46,0 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Bottle size: 0,7 l
SAL 17.06.16 16/14
SAL 24.10.16 16/76
Distribution: Travel Retail Exclusive
Named after a rocky bay on Islay’s west coast, “Saligo Bay” was the second and so far last exclusive edition for the travel retail sector. It is a vatting of 5 year old ex-Bourbon Barrels.
Tasting: “dust-dry, young and fresh”
At first clear, but not all dominating peat smoke notes, of the ashy-dry type; behind or interwoven with this: fruity sweetness, Kilchoman fruit compote note clearly perceptible, but rather discreet. Next to it citrus notes, a little vanilla, coconut, honey, nuts and very light furniture polish. Rather fresh and light-looking. Slightly alcoholic-pungent and also slightly metallic.
Typical Kilchoman sweetness of cooked yellow fruits on a very dry base. Vanilla, tingling alcoholic pungency, slightly metallic, only very little bitterness at the end, hardly any wood tones.
Medium length, very dry. In the end slightly bitter
Nice rather fresh and light bourbon whisky without disturbing overtones. Reminiscent of late Kilchoman quarterly releases. You can see its youth (slightly metallic, not very complex, hardly any wood tones), but it is very fruity and palatable.