Origin: Isle of Islay (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing casks: Ex-Sherry Oloroso
Additional coloring: No
Average price: € 85.00
Official website: kilchomandistillery.com
The beloved Loch Gorm of this extraordinary distillery in the 2021 version, this time with distillates between 2011 and 2012 matured in twenty-four ex-Sherry Oloroso casks that produced 17,000 bottles.
The casks came from the Jose Miguel Martin bodega, split between hogsheads and butts, and unlike the 2020 edition were chosen from just two vintages, but with the same minimum maturation of nine years.
The nose is both sweet and rough at the same time, intensely fruity (blueberries, blackberries, cooked apples, Williams pears, dried figs with almonds) with wood and juniper hints, as well as a distinct vein of leather. A definite thread of herbaceous smoke with touches of saltiness blows over fudge and spicy touches of cinnamon and nutmeg. Balanced.
In the mouth it’s an elegant dance of sweet and salty that intertwines fruity impressions with iodine and mineral ones coming from the ocean, always caressed by a vegetable smoke that brings tones of juniper and toasted cereals. Bergamot, a hint of pepper, toffee and, on the length, leather and tobacco.
The finish is long, with salty bits of orange, red fruits, toasted sugar and dull embers.
An elegant, sinuous whisky, showing a rare balance between Sherry and peat, especially for such a young maturity, with the elements in perfect synergy to create a full-bodied dram.