Original Cask Strength, Quarter Cask Matured Launches WorldwideSeptember 22, 2016
It’s a wet and windy day here on Islay but we hope to brighten the mood by announcing our second limited edition release of the Original Cask Strength expression. Bottled in 2014, the first edition was matured entirely in ex bourbon barrels, this, the second edition, has been matured for over six years in quarter casks and bottled at cask strength (56.9%).
Roughly a quarter the size of a 500 litre butt, Quarter Casks allow for increased whisky to wood contact within the barrel compared to larger conventional cask types. This increased wood contact creates pronounced caramel and vanilla character in this expression. The combination of these smaller casks and the fruity, peat smoked Kilchoman spirit is remarkable.
95 quarter casks were vatted to produce just over 12,000 bottles of this limited edition at natural cask strength of 56.9%abv. The Original Cask Strength will be available worldwide from next week. A limited number of bottles will also be available here on our website at 10am on Monday 26th September – £69.00 (one bottle per person limit – sorry!).
If you are unsure about the countries we ship to then please see the link for a full list – http://kilchomandistillery.com/terms-conditions
100% Islay 13th Edition
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