Kilchoman "Loch Gorm" Sherry Cask Matured Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2023 Edition (Islay, Scotland) [WA 94]

Kilchoman "Loch Gorm" Sherry Cask Matured Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2023 Edition
(Islay, Scotland) [WA 94]

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Notes from the Distiller:

Loch Gorm is the name given to our annual sherry matured limited edition.  Named after Islay’s largest freshwater loch neighbouring the distillery, the dark murky colour of the loch’s water is reflected in the rich coppery tones of our sherry matured Loch Gorm release.

Loch Gorm is exclusively matured in oloroso sherry casks from the renowned bodega, Jose Miguel Martin. It is common for distilleries to use a variety of sherry producers but for our consistent quality and character, it is vital that we source them all from just one bodega. We select a combination of sherry butts and hogsheads from Jose Miguel Martin that provides two separate styles of maturation.

These ex-oloroso sherry casks impart a combination of heavy sherry notes, spicy dark chocolate, rich fruits and burnt sugar. This balances beautifully with the Kilchoman peat smoke and citrus fruits found within our farm crafted spirit.

For the 2023 Edition Anthony and Robin selected a total of 22 casks, 8 distilled in 2013, 6 distilled in 2014, and 8 distilled in 2015.

Tasting Notes:

NOSE: Hints of cacao with an essence of leather, black cherry and light smoke.

PALATE: Roasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate and roasted dark fruits give way to light ashy peat smoke.

FINISH: Balanced and long with fresh Islay sea breeze.


Gold - Scotch Whisky Masters 2021

Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2021

94 Points - Whisky Advocate

"Peat smoke and fresh maritime notes on the nose, rope tar, lime, black pepper, and medicinal hints of Band-Aid and iodine. On the palate, black peat embers blend into milk chocolate, luscious dark fruits, and espresso macchiato. The finish is viscous and smooth, and has excellent length. There’s plenty of smoke, but also lively fruit notes of orange, blackberries, and black currants. There is a real elegance to this whisky."