Loch Gorm 2021
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 2021
This, the 2021 edition, is a vatting of 24 oloroso sherry butts filled in 2011 and 2012.
Macerated lemons, buttery shortbread and Moroccan spices give way to rich sherry notes and faint notes of peat smoke.
Cloves, dark chocolate and juicy prunes with waves of roasted almonds, sultanas, nougat and peat embers.
Herbaceous, earthy and maritime with liquorice, leather and a distinctly dry sherry-soaked finish.
PEAT LEVEL50 PARTS PER MILLION
LIMITED EDITION17,000 BOTTLES
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”
ANTHONY WILLS, KILCHOMAN FOUNDER
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.