Kilchoman, Limited Edition, Loch Gorm 2023 (700ml)
Kilchoman, Limited Edition
Loch Gorm (2023 Release)
Islay's Farm Distillery
Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. Founded in 2005, Kilchoman is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Scotland’s only Single Farm Single Malt.
Loch Gorm is the name given to Kilchoman annual sherry matured limited edition. Named after Islay’s largest freshwater loch neighboring the distillery, the dark murky colour of the loch’s water is reflected in the rich coppery tones of their sherry matured Loch Gorm release.
Loch Gorm is exclusively matured in oloroso sherry casks from the renowned bodega, Jose Miguel Martin. It is common for distilleries to use a variety of sherry producers but for their consistent quality and character, it is vital that they source them all from just one bodega. They select a combination of sherry butts and hogsheads from Jose Miguel Martin that provides two separate styles of maturation.
For the 2023 Edition Anthony and Robin selected a total of 22 casks, 8 distilled in 2013, 6 distilled in 2014, and 8 distilled in 2015.
Nose: Hints of cacao with an essence of leather, black cherry and light smoke.
Taste: Roasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate and roasted dark fruits give way to light ashy peat smoke.
Finish: Balanced and long with fresh Islay sea breeze.
“Rather than dominating, Loch Gorm’s oloroso maturation works in harmony with the natural character of Kilchoman. The 2023 release has a fantastic spectrum of flavour, from rich spices and macerated peaches to fresh citrus, ginger, orange zest and waves of salty peat smoke,”
– Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder