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Kilchoman 2009 Original Cask Strength

Textbook

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

19th Jul 2020

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There are regular releases of the Original Cask Strength, which is consistently a vatting of former bourbon barrel. This release, distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2014, knew a release of no less than 9.200 bottles.

It comes very close to the Machir Bay at cask strength that I recently tried, but is a lot less sweet on the nose. It offers up more cold ashes, lime juice and lots of herbal notes, as if someone threw in a handful of green herbs from the Provence in the cask.

The arrival is suspiciously gentle, despite the fact that this is almost 60%. But it does not need water. Grand smoke development. Pebbles in the mouth, peat and lime, ashes and tabasco. Midpalate some honey, vanilla and apples appear.

Nicely long, warm and spicy finish with a bitterness of tannins at the death.

Textbook edition of bourbon cask matured Kilchoman, just the way I like it.

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