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Sanaig voted ‘Best Islay Whisky’

August 3, 2020

Great news! Our Sanaig was voted ‘Best Islay Whisky’ in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020 scoring an impressive 97 points!

Sanaig, named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic cost, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both sherry and bourbon barrels.

Judge’s Tasting Notes for Sanaig: Roasted fig, cedar smoke and chocolate are full and rich aromas. The plush texture balances the intense campfire smoke with flavors of berries, smoked meats and oats. Impressively smooth throughout, nutty toffee and smoked cacao round out the finish.

Machir Bay was also a finalist scoring 95 points.  This release is our signature peated single malt and is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both bourbon and sherry casks. 

“We are delighted to be voted ‘Best Islay Whisky’ in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020. It recognises the dedication and hard work of the team at the distillery.” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & Managing Director.

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