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Loch Gorm 2022

Loch Gorm is the name given to our annual sherry matured limited edition.  Named after Islay’s largest freshwater lake neighbouring the distillery, the dark murky colour of the loch’s water is reflected in the rich coppery tones of our sherry matured Loch Gorm release.

Loch Gorm 2022

The 2022 Edition was matured in oloroso sherry butts for a minimum of eight years. The 22 casks selected are a combination of 20 fresh and 2 refill casks.

  • NOSE

    Intense sweet pipe smoke, followed by waves of freshly cut strawberries and candied lemon peel. Lighter notes of Neroli (orange blossoms), soft toffee and cloves.

  • PALATE

    An initial note of dark chocolate and toasted walnuts, gentle tobacco smokiness, hints of caramel and dates accompanied by subtle warming peat smoke.

  • FINISH

    Long and evolving with cinnamon and liquorice wood, chocolate bitters and lingering earthy smoke.

Peat Citrus Richness Oak Spice
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    CASK TYPE

    SHERRY
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    PEAT LEVEL

    50 PARTS PER MILLION
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    LIMITED EDITION

    17,250 BOTTLES
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ISLAY'S BIGGEST FRESH WATER LOCH

Loch Gorm is Islay’s biggest freshwater loch with an abundance of wildlife and dark peat coloured waters. The Allt Gleann Osamail burn, from which we collect our production water, is one of the loch’s major tributaries.

“The Oloroso sherry maturation of Loch Gorm gives it a beautiful balance of big rich sherry flavours which pair very nicely with the peat smoke, soft fruits and typical sweetness of Kilchoman”

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ANTHONY WILLS, KILCHOMAN FOUNDER

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SHERRY CASKS

Loch Gorm is exclusively matured in oloroso sherry casks from the renowned bodega, Jose Miguel Martin. It is common for distilleries to use a variety of sherry producers but for our consistent quality and character, it is vital that we source them all from just one bodega. We select a combination of sherry butts and hogsheads from Jose Miguel Martin that provides two separate styles of maturation.

These ex-oloroso sherry casks impart a combination of heavy sherry notes, spicy dark chocolate, rich fruits and burnt sugar. This balances beautifully with the Kilchoman peat smoke and citrus fruits found within our farm crafted spirit.