2020 Club Release – Ninth Edition
It’s that time of year again for the Club Release! Always keen to find something a bit different to our regular releases for the Club, we have found a series of very rare Kilchoman casks. This, the Ninth Edition, is a vatting of four fresh oloroso sherry hogsheads distilled in August 2012. These casks were filled with our 100% Islay spirit, produced from publican barley grown and malted on site, however unlike other 100% Islay expressions these casks contained whisky distilled from unpeated Kilchoman malt.
The reduced peat smoke flavours allow for light, fruity character to shine through. Interestingly, whilst the malted barley was unpeated, remnants of previous peated spirit runs create faint hints of smoke on the nose which complement the balance of rich fruit and citrus on the palate. Bottled at cask strength, 56.2% abv, there will be approximately 1,200 bottles available.
“We only filled a handful of casks with unpeated 100% Islay spirit over the past 15 years and it was always going to be fascinating how they developed differently from the usually peated malt. Although faint notes of peated spirit from the previous sprit runs can be found in the whisky, it is overridden on the palate with strong spice, bold fruits and coastal flavours” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Master Distillery.
Because of the limited number of bottles, members are limited to one bottle per person, sorry!