Kilchoman with Joshua Hatton
April 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Kilchoman exploded onto the whisky scene less than a decade ago and they’ve been making fantastic whisky. Don’t expect all-out peat monsters the likes of Laphroaig and Ardbeg. Kilchoman peat is more subtle and the distillery selects only the best casks. This is a complex treat for true enthusiasts.
Joshua Hatton, Keeper of the Quaich, co-founder of Single Cask Nation, and whisky expert for Impex will be leading the club through this tasting.
Kilchoman Machir Bay is using (90%) ex Buffalo Trace Bourbon Casks Married with (10%) Ex Oloroso Sherry Cask. This is done at 46%ABV nonchill filtered no artificial color or filtering.
Kilchoman Collaborative Vatting Machir Bay using (95%) Ex Buffalo Trace Bourbon Casks Married with (5%) Ex Oloroso Casks bottled at 46%ABV nonchill Filtered no artificial color or filtered. The expression permits the consumer to evaluate how the difference in percentage of barreling results in a different taste profile showing how this whisky reacts with different combination of aging.
Kilchoman 100% Islay uses Barley grown on the Distillery property, malted on property, Distilled on property, Aged on property and in the end bottled on property resulting in the only 100% on property single malt Scotch whisky from Grain to bottle. This whisky is produced at 50%ABV nonchill Filtered no artificial color or filtering.
Kilchoman Sanaig is kind of the opposite of Kilchoman Machir Bay by using (70%) EX Oloroso Sherry casks being married with (30%) Ex Buffalo Trace Bourbon Casks again showing how important wood treatment is to the end result whisky. This expression is bottled at 46% ABV nonchill Filtered no artificial color or filtering.
Kilchoman Small Batch #3 is a marriage of (47%) Ex Buffalo Trace Bourbon Casks with (3%) Ex Oloroso Sherry casks with (50%) Ex Ruby Port Casks all married together to produce a never to be repeated collectors item specifically due to availability of ex Ruby Red Port Matured Kilchoman available. Mr Wills allowed this beauty to be created once but due to availability of Ruby Red Matured Port casks available the 50 % shall not be repeated. This bottling is at 48.9% ABV nonchill Filtered no artificial color or filtering.
Kilchoman Single Cask 256/2011 – ImpEx Cask Evolution 03/2016: PX Finish: As the 3rd edition of its Cask Evolution series, the US importer ImpEx released this single cask in summer 2016. The whisky was matured at first for over 4 years in a bourbon barrel before being finished in a fresh Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask for 6 months.