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Kilchoman Sanaig


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@PeatyZealotReview by @PeatyZealot

21st Oct 2015


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Composed of 4 year old 50% Sherry, and 50% Bourbon matured, heavily peated spirit (Ardbeg level), this bottling was only meant for the French market, but it was easy to find in Holland too. And... it was named after a creek close to the distillery. There is a small chance this bottling will be continued so enjoy it while its there.

Nose: Very fruity, dried yellow fruit, apricot, plums, red apple. Vanilla bisquits, light but medicinal smoke, salty sea sand, pine tree resin, furniture polish and marzipan. With water a bit more floral.

Palate: Soft and paced arrival in a quite oily texture with clean flavors. Pipe tabacco smoke, herbs like eucalyptus,sage, chamomile tea. Frangelico, vanilla and toffee. It developes a bit darker with white pepper, more Islay smoke, bbq meat. Good clean spirit, sharp and bold.

Finish: medium length with tobacco, ash, mocha, roasted nuts, fresh oak, medicinal herbs and iodine lingering.

Again a very nice expression from Kilchoman, the bourbon and sherry notes are both equally noticable and very nice cask flavors even though its young.

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Frost commented

@PeatyZealot interesting review

So, this is the peatiest Kilchoman? If so, I would like to find this one.

7 years ago 0

PeatyZealot commented

Well at the tasting, the Wills brothers said they use the same peated barley as Ardbeg, and not only for this one but for most of their line. Only the 100% Islays are with their own malted barley and are less peaty.

7 years ago 0

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