Kilchoman "Sanaig" Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(Islay, Scotland) [USC 95] [IWSC 95]
Regular price $135.99 Sale price $77.97 Save $58.02
Notes from the Distillery:
Sanaig, a small rocky inlet North West of the distillery is the name given to this continuously available release. Sanaig has a predominantly sherry cask influence owing to the significant time spent in oloroso sherry Hogsheads. These aged oloroso casks contribute a drastically transformed depth of colour and character compared to the mostly Bourbon cask matured Machir Bay. A beautiful marriage of bourbon and sherry maturation balanced with classic Islay peat smoke and light citrus sweetness.
Double Gold - SF Wine & Spirits Competition 2023
95 Points, Finalist, Tried & True - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2022
"Pours a dense, dark tawny color and shows a beguiling bouquet of candied plum, baked vanilla bean, cherry liqueur, and an assertive but balanced whiff of island peat. Big barrel flavors continue across the palate and culminate in a soft finish of spicy campfire embers."
Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2022, 2021
95 Points, Gold - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2021
97 Points, Chairman's Trophy, Top 100 - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020
"A new, and welcome, permanent member of the core Kilchoman range, this comes from a mix of sherry finished and sherry matured whisky. The nose kicks off with a lovely cigar ash note—a cigar club toward the end of the evening—and while there are some dried fruits from the sherry, Kilchoman’s gentle, light character gives energy and lemony lift—shellfish, grass, and herbs. Lovely balance. Rounded, softly fruity, and highly approachable." - Whisky Advocate