Kilchoman 2010 Vintage (9 year old)
The Kilchoman 2010 Vintage in a vatting of 30 fresh bourbon barrels and 3 oloroso sherry butts filled in 2010 and matured for over 9 years. There was only 15 000 bottles released to the world at large.
- Nose: Bright notes of lemon zest, melted butter, sweet spices, and damp smouldering peat smoke.
- Palate: Dried seaweed, chimney smoke, cloves, sweet tobacco, banana and linseed oil.
- Finish: Dried apricot, vanilla, and rounded peat smoke.
Kilchoman distillery is located on Islay. When it started operations it was the first distillery to be built there in some 124 years. The distillery carries out all the stages of the whisky making process on Islay. Some 25% of its malted barley is sourced from the local fields surrounding the site.
Kilchoman distillery has expanded its production capacity once and will do so again in 2018. For such a young distillery it has been a fantastic first decade. It looks like the future is smiling to them.