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Kilchoman Small Batch Release 5, Islay Single Malt Whisky, 49%

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The latest edition in a series of limited bottlings for smaller markets in the UK, this delicious new bottling for Kilchoman Small batch features whisky matured in ex-Calvados Casks, an apple based French brandy.

Cask: 70% Bourbon, 5% Sherry, 25% Calvados

Tasting Note:

Our favourite puddings combine with apple strudel and lemon meringue flavours backed up by honey, toasted oats, soft smoke and gentle baking spices. Kilchoman's characteristic coastal, briny, fresh tang comes through in the sweet apply finish.

 

About the distillery

Founded in 2005, Kilchoman was the first new distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder, set out to resurrect the grass roots tradition of farm distilling. Their 100% Islay range represents the revival of those traditions, standing alone as Islay’s only Single Farm Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

200 Tonnes of barley per year are grown on the Kilchoman farm, planted in Spring when Islay's migrating geese can do the least damage. Following harvest, Kilchoman is one of the few distilleries in Scotland still using their very own floor maltings. This gives them greater quality control, and also means only Islay peat is used to smoke the barley. Fermentation takes 85 hours following mashing, after which the sweet, earthy wort is distilled in twice in Kilchomans unique copper pot stills, before maturation entirely in oak casks on the farm. This gives a true taste of Islay, from barley to bottle.

Kilchoman single malts are a distillation of people, passion and place.

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