Kilchoman Sauternes Single Cask Finish 711/2014 for Taiwan (Sword Lion: Left Sword)
Cask No.: 711/2014
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel, Sauternes Cask Finish
Date Filled: 24.9.2014
Date Bottled: 9.8.2021
Age: 6 yo
Strength: 55,0 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
The rich Chinese mythology has already been made the subject of specially designed single cask bottlings by the Taiwanese Kilchoman importer a few times. At the beginning of 2022, two Kilchoman Sauternes Finish releases appeared in Taiwan, dedicated to the myth of the sword lion, which is especially cultivated in the Anping District of the Taiwanese city of Tainan. The sword lion is depicted on numerous houses as a sort of protective sign. If the sword lion holds the sword in his left hand (as shown in thes bottling listed here), its a ward off evil; if he holds the sword in his right hand (as in cask no. 732/2013), this symbolises a prayer.
The two bottlings differed by just under a year in maturation time (just under 8 years and just under 7 years), allowing a nice comparison of two Sauternes finishings.