Kilchoman Single Cask 10/2009 bottled for German Kilchoman Fans Celebrating 10 years of Kilchoman Single Malt in Germany


Cask No.:
10/2009

Cask type: Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Distillation Date: 15.01.2009

Bottling Date: 23.09.2019

Age: 10 yo

Strength: 54,3% abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 232

Bottle size: 0,7 l

Market: Germany

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On September 9, 2009, the Kilchoman distillery released its first single malt whisky, the “Kilchoman Inaugural Release”. To celebrate this 10th anniversary, the German Kilchoman importer “Alba Import” organised a series of tastings with Peter Wills in six German cities at local whisky dealers in autumn 2019.
A special single cask bottling, the “Bourbon Matured Single Cask No. 10/2009 – Celebrating 10 years of Kilchoman Single Malt in Germany”, was also launched for this anniversary tour. Distilled on 15.1.2009 and bottled on 23.9.2019, the whisky was stored for over 10 years in a refill ex-bourbon barrel.

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Tasting notes:

Nose:
Restrained warm peat smoke, warm compote of blackberries and wild berries, lemon, warm custard, brown sugar. No aroma comes to the fore here, everything is very finely coordinated and with a subtle appearance. It looks older than 10 years. Nori leaves, white pepper, with time the smoke component becomes more phenolic. Warmed brownie with a dark chocolate filling. 90

Taste:
Strong, yet soft in a sense. With its immediately recognizable balance, it provides a reflection of the nose on the tongue. Warm smoke, only slightly dry. Berries, lemon, almonds and marzipan. Sunlit tar cardboard, algae, subtly Wadden Sea. Café au lait, nougat, milk chocolate, caramel candy. 91

Finish:
Long and intensely aromatic. Dryness occurs in moderation without dominating the finish. Tasty peat smoke with berry compote, lemon zest, milk chocolate. 90

Tasting in peace, he reveals his full potential. Wonderfully soft and aromatic, looks much older than 10 years. 90/100