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Kilchoman Small Batch for Belgium

Suspiciously Soft

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

20th Feb 2022


Kilchoman Small Batch for Belgium
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Kilchoman is a relatively young distillery on Islay but nevertheless it has often appeared on my radar – and for good reason. From the very beginning they brought beautiful malts on the market. What's in my glass today is a new Small Batch for Belgium, a vatting of 70% bourbon, 25% PX and 5% oloroso matured whisky. Our country received 900 bottles.

Classic, but suspiciously soft nose. Quite a bit of vanilla and pears, stewed apples and a hint of gooseberries. Unripe kiwi hides in the wings. Relatively simple, honestly. And if I hadn't known about the sherry, I would swear that these were only bourbon casks.

Very soft and sweet on the tongue. More of the same, but with a peppery stimulus. Now the sherry casks do come out, albeit with only a hint of orange. The smoke development is very large and makes the mouth completely warm. That's nice in these cold days.

The finish is warm and peppery, but remains very sweet.

A nice, if not exceptional, Kilchoman for a fair price: around 65 EUR.

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