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Kilchoman, 100% Islay 10th Edition (700ml)

$170.00

Kilchoman Distillery -

100% Islay, 10th Edition (2020)

50% ABV, Islay's Farm Distillery

 

The 100% Islay 10th Edition was distilled from our 2007, 2009 and 2010 barley harvests before being matured in 39 bourbon barrels and 2 oloroso sherry butts for a minimum of 9 years.

 

Tasting Notes:

NOSE: Floral notes with citrus sweetness, light peat smoke and apricots.

PALATE: Prunes, cinnamon and cooked apples & pears with hints of fresh smoke.

FINISH: Waves of mildly spiced peat smoke, lasting sweetness and rich sherry notes.

 

The 10th Edition 100% Islay can trace its origins to the Kilchoman barley harvests of 2007, 2009 and 2010, grown in the fertile fields surrounding the distillery.

Once harvested, the barley was hand malted on the Kilchoman malt floor, and gently turned twice daily by the maltmen as it germinated.

The green malt was then smoked using peat cut from the Cnoc Dubh peat banks, the thick peat smoke permeating each barley grain, creating the distinct smoky Kilchoman character, landing around 20PPM.

Once distilled in our unique pot stills, the new make spirit was filled into casks and stowed in dunnage warehouses here at the distillery.

After 9 years of maturation, Kilchoman Founder, Anthony Wills, selected 39 bourbon barrels and 2 oloroso sherry butts, marrying the intense vanilla and butterscotch influence of the bourbon soaked barrels with the natural citrus sweetness and peat smoke of Kilchoman with an added hint of body and dark fruit from the sherry butts.

Finally, the 10th Edition 100% Islay was born, bottled on site without colouring or chill-filtration, standing alone as Scotland’s only Single Farm Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 100% Islay - from barley to bottle.