Kilchoman USA Small Batch No. 3
Cask type: 50 % Port Hogshead / 47 % Bourbon Barrels / 3 % Oloroso Sherry Casks
Bottling Date: 20.8.2020
Strength: 48,9 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 1.260
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Bottle code: SB 20.08.20 20/105
The basis of the 2019 introduced new series of Small Batch Releases are always a Machir Bay Vatting with 95% Bourbon / 5% Sherry and 46% alcohol strength – i.e. what has been offered as “Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting 5% Sherry” since 2018 for different regional retailers. This vatting is then married to a different special cask.
In autumn 2020, the “USA Small Batch No. 3” was released, which meant that the United States had the most Small Batch Releases at that time. A special feature is that the additional cask – a port hogshead – makes up 50% of the batch, which is much more than usual for the Kilchoman Small Batch Releases. The port character is therefore also very distinct in colour, smell and taste.