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 for selected markets 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.