Kilchoman 100% Islay 2021 - 11th - Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky
2021 marks the arrival of the 11th Edition Kilchoman 100% Islay.
This release is the marriage of the 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 barley harvests, when the distillery have harvested two different barley varieties: publican and optic.
The 2021 has been matured in a combination of both fresh bourbon barrels and fresh Oloroso butts, 26 barrels and 7 sherry butts, for a minimum of 9 years.
A considerably higher Oloroso influence from previous years, approximately 40%.
“Intense floral sweetness gives way to layers of rich spices, plums, dates and leather then grilled fruit, malt and vanilla with waves of clean fresh peat smoke and citrus sweetness on the finish”
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD.
The 100% Islay range is peated to a lower level of roughly 20ppm though this is not an exact measurement given the small batches and old-style techniques make it almost impossible to peat each batch to exactly the same level.