This series was created to showcase the different qualities of single casks within Kilchoman Distillery, and to be savoured side to side to enjoy this experience at its fullest. In this first release we are presenting two Kilchoman Spirits type, 100% Islay and 50ppm, and their development through the same maturation. Single cask 719/2012 and 726/2012 are two 8 years old whiskies, distilled one week apart, both matured in the best quality Bourbon barrels from Buffalo trace distillery, Kentucky.
719/2012 is the result of the 2011 harvest of publican malt from Islay. The production of our malt is our reason of being, and every year at the distillery we produce an average of 200 tonnes of malt, approx. 30% of our annual need, which are only ever used to produce our 20ppm malt called 100% Islay. Every step of the process takes place at the distillery, from malt to bottling.
Distilled on the 1.11.12, the spirit characteristics of this cask are typical of our 100% malt:
Nose: Light and floral with fresh citrus notes.
Palate: A lovely balance of lemon and citrus and a hint of saltiness on the back of the palate.
Finish: Mouth coating with a light lingering finish