Kilchoman 2012 Wine Cask Finish (56.9%, Drinks By The Dram, Wine Cask Finish #405/2012, 2018)
- Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Kilchoman distillery
- Bottling: Drinks By The Dram
- ABV: 56.9%
- Cost: £95.81
What they say
A single cask bottling of tasty Islay single malt from the Kilchoman distillery, bottled for Drinks by the Dram! This one was matured for 6 years, from July 2012 to August 2018, which included a finishing period in a red wine cask, before being bottled at cask strength.
Distilled 5/7/2012 and bottled 8/8/2018, peated at 50ppm
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Scones, jam and clotted cream – a classic combo. Lasting earthy peat and some tobacco notes later on.
- Palate: Digestive biscuits, salted butter, raspberry and soft sandalwood hints.
- Finish: Clove, cinnamon, barley, smoke and oily walnut.
What I say
Door #10 of the Drinks by the dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.
Distilled at Kilchoman in 2012 and matured, I presume in an ex-bourbon barrel before spending some indeterminate time in an ex-Red wine cask before bottling exclusively for Drinks by the dram in 2018.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Dark copper amber (12/20), large, quick tears leave medium legs.
- Nose: Smoky, ashen and earthy, toffee, fruit, sweet and cloying jammy red fruits, fusty and musty wood, nori seaweed, meaty, bbq spare ribs and tobacco leaf.
- Taste: Quite sharp and spirity initially with a little spice, full bodied on the palate, malty cereal and red fruit jam or coulis with a hint of acidity displayed, raspberry, cranberry, bramble jam on buttered scones a little herbal aniseed like?
- Finish: Long, smoky, jammy fruits, woody and dry, clove.
Another great example of smoky and sweet from Kilchoman, reminiscent of previous port cask releases this fruity red wine cask has certainly worked here.
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