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 volume: 0,75 l
Bottle code: SB 20.08.20 20/105
The basis of the whiskies in the 2019 introduced new series of Small Batch Releases is always an already finished Machir Bay vatting or Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting , i.e. a whisky with 46% alcohol strength, which was previously matured for 3-5 years predominantly in bourbon barrels and 5-15% in oloroso sherry casks. This vatting is then married with an additional 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.