Kilchoman 100% Islay
Buffalo Trace casks (Bourbon)
Colour : yellow bright sun.
Nose : a mix of subtle peat and citrus, lime and lemon. The nose is not bland, but it’s not very powerful.
Palate : an explosion of citrus with lemon, grapefruits, lime, mixed with passion fruit and that subtle but Ô so important peat. There is no real smoke, only vegetal and medicinal notes coming from the peat. The higher ABV is not agressive but it’s an important factor to enhance the mouthfeel.
Finish : very very short, almost inexistant with hints of smoke and malted barley.
Comments : this is the proof that one can make an EXCELLENT 100% local product. With a little bit of water added to the glass, the mouthfeel becomes more round and the peat more present. A superb initiation to the world of peat for every whisky aficionado or non-aficionado. The only negative critic I could make is the absence of final, that might please non-aficionados though.
Kilchoman 100% Islay 7th Edition