Three New Kilchoman Single Casks Releases for Slovakia

Three interesting Kilchoman single cask bottlings have just been released in Slovakia: a Sauternes finish, an 11-year-old bourbon cask maturation and only the second Kilchoman Armagnac finish release worldwide. In the case of the latter, the comparison with the world’s first release, which was released in Germany in autumn 2021 within the Uniquely Islay – An Samhradh 2021 series, should be particularly interesting. Both whiskies were distilled on the same day and initially matured for the same length of time in bourbon barrels. They differ significantly, however, in the length of Armagnac cask finishing: 7 months for the first release and a full 14 months for the second. We are looking forward to the comparison tasting!

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Here are the three bottlings in detail:

Sauternes Single Cask Finish

Cask No: 707/2014

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel, Sauternes Cask Finish

Date Filled: 24.9.2014

Date Bottled: 10.1.2022

Age: 7 yo

Strength: 55,2 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 264

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

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11 yo Bourbon Single Cask

Cask No: 465/2010

Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Date Filled: 2.9.2010

Date Bottled: 10.1.2022

Age: 11 yo

Strength: 55,2 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 217

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

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Armagnac Double Cask Finish

Cask Numbers: 386 & 387/2014

Pictures by Peter Praženka

Cask types: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Armagnac Cask Finish

Date Filled: 20.5.2014

Date Bottled: 10.1.2022

Age: 7 yo

Strength: 56,3 %

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 478

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

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