# 504 • Kilchoman New Spirit Bourbon Cask

Kilchoman New Spirit

63.5% alc./vol.
Kilchoman Distillery, Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland

We're having another little Islay boy, Kilchoman distributed at the distillery a dozen years ago… not quite a whiskey, the Kilchoman New Spirit Bourbon Cask!

The Kilchoman Distillery was founded in June 2005 on the farmland of Rockside. It is the first new distillery to be built on the island of Islay in more than a century. More than a third of the barley used to make whiskey is grown on the farm 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 each year since the first distillation their new-spirit in order to launch their product and to reveal the whole 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 of 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 annoying person is someone who deprives you of solitude without obtaining company ...

Nose:
Very earthy and green peat, almost like Ardbeg. This peat does a good job of hiding the youth of the new make, you hardly perceive molasses. Red fruit, cream and roasted malt. Washed stone.

Taste:
Beautiful oily texture, salted caramel and vanilla, malt, oily peat. Delicious. Almost no trace of the new make. Potential spices.

Finish:
Peppery oak. Green peat, washed stone and wet earth. Nice length, with an oily impression in the mouth which lasts pleasantly.

Balance:
Incredibly tasty. From their conception, Kilchoman's very first malts were intended for great things.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★

#481 • Kilchoman 10 Single Years Cask Release - Kensington Wine Market

Kilchoman 10 KWM

56.6% alc./vol.
Kilchoman Distillery, Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland

When visiting Québec Whisky from Andrew Ferguson, big boss of the Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, we were lucky and happy to end the evening on the peaty 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.

Nose:
Fruity and malty peat, raspberries, vanilla, caramel and oak. Smooth, like the best cask strengths, which hide their game until the last second.

Taste:
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.

Finish:
Finishes in an affirmed and pleasant way, in the respect of the aromas expressed previously.

Balance:
Again, Kilchoman barrels chosen by the KWM, an alliance that can hardly produce bad results.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★