Wednesday, 18 March 2015

News: Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2015

Kilchoman Loch Gorm
  • Kilchoman Distillery
  • 5yo
  • 46% ABV
  • Distilled 2009/2010 - bottled 2015
  • Oloroso sherry butts and hogsheads | 10.000 bottles
The 2015 release of Kilchoman's Loch Gorm has been announced. This third release consists of whisky distilled in 2009 and 2010 and matured in a mix of Oloroso sherry butts and smaller Oloroso hogsheads. These casks should give the whisky more intense flavours due to the contact between the wood and the whisky.

Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills said: “As well as this year’s release being slightly older, we decided to increase the ratio of single malt matured in smaller sherry hogsheads versus that matured in larger sherry butts. This increases the influence from the sherry casks and gives the whisky a striking intensity and richness. That said, the whisky retains the balance and complexity Kilchoman releases are well-known for.”

Official tasting notes

Nose: Soft, spicy and rich with some light smoke, dark chocolate and citrus.

Taste: Soft fruit and peat smoke.

Finish: Rich and sweet with persisting smoke.

Like the 2014 release this edition will be limited to 10.000 bottles. Loch Gorm 2015 is being bottled as we speak and will be released on Monday 23rd or March at 10am - RRP £63.00.
 
Source and pictures: Frans Muthert

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