Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

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Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky 2018 is a limited edition release of just 30 ex-bourbon casks married in Sauternes wine casks for five months before bottling.

The Sauternes Cask Finish follows a range of limited edition wine cask releases Kilchoman Distillery have bottled over the previous five years. This latest offering differs in that it was initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred into fresh Sauternes hogsheads for five months prior to bottling. This finishing period allows the caramel and vanilla influence of bourbon barrels to be accentuated by the buttery sweetness of the desert wine casks. Meanwhile the classic peat smoke and citrus character of the Kilchoman spirit brings a distinct depth and punch to the whisky, emphasised at the increased strength of 50%.

Kilchoman have previously favoured full-term maturation for our wine cask releases, bottling fully matured Port, Madeira, Red Wine and Sauternes editions every other year since 2013. The Sauternes Cask Finish approach has arguably provided a more balanced character, combining both the maritime peat smoke and tropical fruit typical of Kilchoman with the softer buttery floral notes characteristic of the Sauternes casks.

700ml, 50% ABV

$169.00 inc. GST

In stock

Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky and the story of Kilchoman goes like this…

Established in 2005, Kilchoman (pronounced Kil-ho-man) was the first new distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills, set out to revive the lost art of farm distilling once widespread before the commercialisation of the distilleries in the late 1800s. Over a decade into his journey, Kilchoman’s 100% Islay range remains the only Islay single malt produced completely on site, from barley to bottle.

Our 100% Islay philosophy stems from a desire to resurrect the grass roots tradition of farm distilling. Since we established Kilchoman, the 100% Islay range was our main reason for being. It represents the revival of single malt whisky being cultivated from barley to bottle in a single location. Ours is a distillery where the responsibility for quality and consistency is not outsourced but completed on-site with skill, care and attention to detail. We are proud to be the only Scottish distillery producing single malt from barley both grown and malted on Islay. And that’s not to mention that we distil, mature and bottle all our whisky here on Islay as well.

Whilst Scotland is home to well over 100 distilleries, the vast majority are owned by multinational companies. This is reflected in the ownership of Islay’s nine distilleries, Kilchoman being one of only two independently owned distilleries. Our independence gives us the freedom to pursue our vision of what makes a quality Single Malt, drawing on the traditions of Farm Distilling whilst continuing to explore the endless possibilities offered by growing, malting, distilling, maturing and bottling on site.
Kilchoman displays all that is great about the grass-roots traditions of Scotch whisky distilling. As well as being one of only a handful of distilleries still practicing floor malting, barley is also grown on the farm, making Kilchoman the only distillery to complete all parts of the whisky making process on site. Kilchoman truly is Islay’s farm distillery – from barley to bottling.

Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky is just one of the many expressions available from the Kilchoman Distillery. Try the full range of this exceptional Islay malt.

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Weight 1.5 kg