Kilchoman Sauternes 4th Club Release 2015

Kilchoman_Sauternes.jpg

Oh boy! I was excited when I saw the news about this one! A heavily peated sauternes cask whisky? Yes please! Kilchoman? Yes please! This is the 4th club release from Kilchoman, which may mean that we will see a larger general release much like the Madeira cask expression. Let’s hope!

Update! As of September 2016 Kilchoman haqve launched their first general release of the Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured.

This release came from 3 Sauternes casks which resulted in only 909 bottles. Distilled in January of 2011 and bottled in 2015, the whisky is 4 years old. Oh yeah full maturation! Not finished.

Distillery: Kilchoman Distillery

Age: NAS (but really 4 years)

Distill Date: January 2011

Bottle date: 2015

Cask: Sauternes Casks

ABV: 60%

Price: £75


 

TheMadVatter

Nose

Bright fruity sweetness mixed with intoxicating herbal peatiness. The fruit and peat really meld together well.

Taste

Immediate rush of sweet lively fruits and fiery peat. Trails into a licorice mix of sweet and herbal flavours. The fruits are slightly acidic, slightly astringent. Tart. Fruits like white grapes, apricots, and loquats.

Finish

Long fruity licorice mix of sweetness. Lingering cool herbaceous peat.

Rating

8.5

Afterthoughts

Oh joy! I was a bit apprehensive about this one since it’s my first experience with a heavily peated sauternes matured whisky. I thought surely if it were a good mix someone would have done it before. Well after trying it, I don’t know why they haven’t. It’s wonderful. It’s refreshingly unique and powerful in its character. I definitely recommend everyone to try it.

 

AliceInWhiskyland

Nose

Candied bacon, sweet, salty, smoke. Hints of crisp/acidic fruit.

Taste

Sweet peat out of the gates. Mellows to a spicy sweet like a cinnamon bun.

Finish

Medicinal iodine lingers to a long finish.

Rating

8

Afterthoughts

Really liked the combination of sweetness and peat. Tickles my fancy.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Kilchoman Sauternes 4th Club Release 2015

  1. Pingback: News: Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured General Release Announcement | Adventures in Whisky Land
  2. Pingback: Review: Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured General Release | Adventures in Whisky Land

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s