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Having experienced its 6th Birthday in the cask, this is the oldest Kilchoman released yet.
A fresh grassy, minty, toffee and very peaty nose greets us straight away. A zesty hint of citrus awaits later on. With some herbs - this is alive, refreshing and ready to grab you.
A sweeter and thicker palate than the nose would suggest, but it still has the mint and peat smoke in abundance. And then a bit of caramel flavour really coats the tongue - much thicker feel than one would expect for such a young whisky.
A long and relatively sweet finish but the smokiness lingers the longest.
I wish I had an 88mph Delorean as I am so keen to find out what long-aged Kilchoman is like. Their releases so far have been amazingly good for such young malts. However after chatting with their rep at last October's whisky festival, I believe that 2007 is the oldest they currently have stocked and ageing, (with 2005 and 2006 distillations all being bottled or sold to Indie Bottlers). So we're looking at 2017 at least for an official 10 year old and probably to 2019/2020 before a 12YO is released, (although they did also say they don't believe in Age Statements).