Kilchoman had planned to release this expression in late 2021, however, a bottle shortage meant that it was delayed. But now, Madeira Cask Matured will be available from Kilchoman stockists around the world (although not from the Kilchoman website, due to Brexit and other restrictions with global shipments).
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman founder, said, “Kilchoman really lends itself to maturation in fortified wine casks. The rich fruity character of the casks balances nicely with the creamy citrus sweetness of our new spirit.
“My preference when using wine casks has always been to use fresh first-fill barrels with a view to bottling the whisky relatively young. This approach means the lighter clean flavours and fresh maritime peat smoke aren’t overwhelmed by the cask influence.”
Like all Kilchoman single malt, this expression is made from 100% Islay barley grown in the fields surrounding the distillery. Kilchoman is the only Scottish distillery to both grown its own barley and complete every stage of the whisky making process, including traditional floor malting, on site at its farm distillery.