Kilchoman Small Batch Release for Germany – Sherry Finish
Cask Numbers.: 392-394/2008
Cask type: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Oloroso Sherry Finish
Distillation Date: 7.8.2008
Bottling Date: 7.10.2013
Age: 5 yo
Strength: 59,4 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 780
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
After a Bourbon Cask Release in the previous year, the German Kilchoman importer Alba Import presented an Oloroso Sherry Finish as its second “Small Batch Release for Germany” at the end of 2013. The release is a vatting of three fresh bourbon barrels, in which the whisky had matured for 5 years, before being finished in oloroso sherry butts for three months.
Dry smoke, slightly phenolic, ashes, ripe grapes, dates, raisins, chocolate, some tobacco.
Warming, dry smoke, some ashes, sweetness but also the tart aroma of dark honey, some vanilla, dates, raisins, chocolate, dry
Nice dry smoke, a bit of ash, the honey still sticks to the palate, stays long!
Very balanced and quite mild. Like almost all Kilchoman drinkable well without water addition, no metallic youth felt, looks very ripe for his 5 years. Very tasty.