Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014 Edition ~ 46% (Kilchoman Distillery)
46% ABV, £59.40 for 70cl
What they say:
The Loch Gorm was filled into fresh Oloroso sherry butts in 2009 and bottled in spring 2014, this full ex-sherry cask maturation creates a unique balance of classic Kilchoman character and rich Oloroso sherry influence.
Nose: mixed preserved fruit, particularly lemon and rich peat smoke
Palate: dry cereal flavour develops into honey and biscuit with lingering peat
Finish: rich, sweet and smoky
What I say:
This 2nd edition Loch Gorm is 100% sherry-cask matured like the 1st edition, however this time it was matured in refill butts and hogsheads, imparting a lot lighter sherry influence – balanced by the slightly more mature nature of the Kilchoman matured spirit.
Delicate tanned leather and inner tubes, fruity and peaty
Sweet and fruity, chocolate, malty cereal and a little peppery spice, with water a little of the new make qualities come out more
Long, figs, prunes, toffee and tannic leather
Originally sampled at Water of Life Society 17/04/2014 – Kilchoman