100% Islay 12th Edition

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 187
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Brand: Kilchoman
Expression: 100% Islay 12th Edition
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 187
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Hot worts: barley, barley, barley. Coal dust and peat smoke. Roasting pork and baking apples. Cinnamon icing and rising sourdough. Milk chocolate, honey and prawn crackers, with a base of white chocolate (vanilla and cocoa butter).
Palate: Full and intense. Pear cordial, smoked and baked apple, liquorice, green pepper, toffee and barley bread. Spearmint and menthol.
Finish: Medium, bittersweet at first, then the smoked barley returns.
Comment: As pure an expression of an Islay distillery as I’ve ever tasted.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Intriguing mix of chewy raisin-y tobacco, almost becoming sticky toffee pudding, followed by a creamy lemon posset and a sprinkling of allspice.
Palate: A fresh and zesty orange note appears, followed by more of the chewy tobacco note, and dark dried fruits that become a fruit and nut bar bringing in some sweet nuttiness.
Finish: The dark fruit notes linger, getting a little more dry and smoky as it draws out.
Comment: Very enjoyable dark and chewy notes, giving it some real character and something fun to explore.
Visit the distillery
Kilchoman Co Ltd Distillery, Rockside Farm, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay, Scotland
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