Kilchoman Distillery, Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland
We fuck another young boy from Islay, a Kilchoman distributed at the distillery a dozen years ago… not quite a whiskey yet, the Kilchoman New Spirit Bourbon Cask!
The Kilchoman Distillery was founded in June 2005 on the land of the Rockside Farm. It is the first new distillery to be built on the Isle of Islay in over a century. Over a third of the barley used in making whiskey is farm-grown and malted at the distillery. Its first barrel of whiskey was filled on December 15, 2005, and will be bottled in 2008. Kilchoman has bottled their new-spirit every year since the first distillation in order to launch their product and showcase the evolution of their alcohol from distillation to bottling.
This small sample of new make was distilled on July 27, 2007 and bottled on February 26, 2008, at 50 PPM peat. Alas a whiskey that you could only get at the time and only at the distillery shop via their website.
As the French architect said so well Auguste Ricard de Montferrand (1786-1858) said so well:
A mortally boring person is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company ...
Very earthy and green peat, almost like Ardbeg. This peat does a good job to hide the youth of the new make, we barely perceive molasses. Red fruits, cream and toasted malt. Stone washed.
Beautiful oily texture, salted caramel and vanilla, malt, oily peat. Delicious. Almost no trace of the new make. Potential spices.
Peppery oak. Green peat, washed stone and wet earth. Nice length, with an oily impression in the mouth which lasts pleasantly.
Incredibly tasty. From their conception, Kilchoman's very first malts were intended for great things.
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