DISTILLERY NEWS, NEW RELEASES
LOCH GORM 2017 – AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE FROM APRIL 3RDMarch 11, 2017
To kick off our 2017 limited editions we are delighted to announce that this years Loch Gorm release will be available from next week, Monday the 3rd of April.
Loch Gorm is the name given to our annually bottled sherry cask matured limited edition. The loch is located to the north of the distillery and is very dark and peaty in colour, similar to the dark rich colour of our sherry cask matured single malt.
The much anticipated 2017 edition is the sixth and oldest instalment of the range, having been matured exclusively in Oloroso sherry butts filled in 2009.
With the majority of our whisky being matured in ex bourbon barrels, Loch Gorm is the only release to be maturated exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks, only 13,500 bottles will be available worldwide. Like many of our expressions, Loch Gorm releases have been evolving over the years and this, the 2017 edition, is the oldest yet. This extra maturation has afforded it a full-bodied richness which combines with the peat smoke and fruity flavours typical of Kilchoman to create a truly unique Islay single malt.
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director; “Loch Gorm is undoubtedly assertive however in the midst of its distinctive peat smoke and sherry character it retains a certain finesse and subtlety.”
Loch Gorm 2017 is bottled at 46% ABV and as with all our Kilchoman single malts, it is non chill filtered and natural colour allowing for all it’s full bodied character to shine through. Loch Gorm will be available from Kilchoman retailers worldwide next week. A limited number of bottles will also be available directly from the Kilchoman website at 12 noon on Monday 3rd of April priced at £69.00. Due to the limited number of bottles, purchases from our website are limited to one bottle per person.
Official tasting notes, Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017
Colour: Rich mahogany.
Nose: Orange and lemon notes, rich smoky peat and cooked fruit.
Palate: Rich chocolate, cinnamon and cloves combined with peat smoke.
Finish: Long and full bodied with a balance of sweet smoke.
100% Islay 13th Edition
The 100% Islay 13th Edition was distilled from barley grown on the farm at Kilchoman in 2012, 2013 and 2014, it was then matured for a minimum of 8 years before 44 bourbon barrels were selected for this year’s release of bottles. “The 13th Edition is the first release since…September 11, 2023