Kilchoman Distillery, Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland
When visiting Québec Whisky de Andrew Ferguson, big boss of Kensington Wine Market from Calgary, we had the chance and the happiness to end the evening on the peat notes of a Kilchoman 10 years Single Cask Release.
Bottled the August 21 2018 exclusively for the KWM, this malt was distilled on August 21 2008 and comes from the Cask 413 / 2008, having previously contained bourbon.
As the Duke of Savoy and Prince of Piedmont so well said, Victor Amadeus I of Savoy (1587-1637) said so well:
People rarely become famous for what they say until they are famous for what they did.
Fruity and malty peat, raspberries, vanilla, caramel and oak. Smooth, like the best cask strengths, which hide their game until the last second.
Sweet and honeyed, peaty and fruity at the same time. Orange, washed stone and sea salt. Spices and wood in power and elegance at a time.
Finishes in an affirmed and pleasant way, in the respect of the aromas expressed previously.
Again, Kilchoman barrels chosen by the KWM, an alliance that can hardly produce bad results.
Score: ★ ★ ★ ★★