Sunday, 6 May 2012

Whisky Discovery #99

Kilchoman 2006 Sherry Release 5 Year Old (46% abv, OB, 2012)
Islay Single Malt Whisky
Circa £50.00

The first Sherry Cask release
This is the first sherry cask matured release from Kilchoman.

Peated at 50 ppm, it has been matured for 5 years in Oloroso sherry butts.

It won the dram of The Whisky Lounge London Fest 2012 Show award and quite rightly so, although any of the four I tasted would have gotten my vote!

So what did I think?
Rich golden in colour, taking the colour from the sherry casks, and soft peaty aromas with soft fruits and spice on the nose. Again after the initial sweetness, the nose seems to be duplicated on the palate. Wow – absolutely stunning and another must for my whisky shelf.

The camera phone was still playing up, and this was the last photo we took that day (sorry about the quality of the photo, but the quality of the whisky was stunning)

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