Kilchoman USA Small Batch No. 5
Cask types: 70 % Bourbon Barrels / 25 % Sauternes Cask / 5 % Oloroso Sherry Cask
Bottling Date: 7.5.2021
Strength: 48,3 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 1.260
Bottle volume: 0,75 l
Bottle Code: SB 07.05.21 21/88
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 late summer, the US Kilchoman importer ImpEx Beverages already released the “USA Small Batch No. 5” and the “USA Small Batch No. 6”. Other Kilchoman markets around the world could usually boast two Small Batch releases at this time. The series is therefore obviously very popular in the USA or is very much promoted by the importer there.
In the case of the “USA Small Batch No. 5” listed here, the additional cask is a Sauternes Hogshead. The proportions are given as 70% Bourbon, 5% Oloroso sherry and 25% Sauternes.