Kilchoman: Loch Gorm 2020 46% ABV || 2020 ||
The best Kilchoman Loch Gorm till date. This one is a mix of casks from 2009, 2010 and 2011. Natural colour. Casks that held Oloroso sherry were used for maturation.
Kilchoman is a distillery in islay. So its all islay peat.
Colour: Reddish amber
Peat and Sherry. Tar. Smoke. Tar. Sweetness from sherry. Dry fruits. Fennel. Cinnamon. Aniseed. But smokiness comes around. Parma ham. Cloves.
Warm. Heavy peat. Warm spiciness from the sherry casks. Not luscious & a little thin. Aniseed, some methol, cloves, dry eucalyptus, very mouth coatinf but quite dry. Lacks that bit of juiciness. The peat dominates. The sherry cask influence is almost like mutton masala. Some grapefruit.
Finish: Long, smoky, dry, cough syrup, cardamom.
A good Kilchoman. For its price, it’s superb. I have had some single sherry casks of Kilchomans and they were great. This one is not a single cask but a vatting of several casks. With 15,500 bottles this is really not limited but at the same time this will vanish quickly off the shelves.