Woot woot! Madeira and Kilchoman! The day has come! As some may know Kilchoman released a bit of a teaser of this release for the 3rd club release in 2014 which was also matured in Madeira casks. This particular batch is comprised of whisky fully matured in 17 first fill Madeira casks. Distilled in 2011 and bottled in 2015, these should be about 4 years old. Young by normal whisky standards but Kilchoman march to their own tune and have been doing it very well.
Distillery: Kilchoman Distillery
Age: NAS (But most likely 4 years)
Distill Date: 2011
Bottling Date: 2015
Cask: Madeira Casks
Update! For tasting notes click here.
The first general release of a Madeira cask matured Kilchoman has just been announced! At least I just got the email.
Some people may remember that late last year Kilchoman released a Madeira Cask whisky but it was limited to 600 bottles and was only available to members of the Kilchoman Club. Needless to say it sold out pretty quickly.
For this release, Kilchoman whisky from 17 Madeira casks were vatted to make 6100 bottles that will be distributed worldwide. This expression will have an ABV of 50% (not cask strength like the club release). The casks were filled in 2011 and bottled this year. So although there is no age statement it is 4 years old more or less (similar to the club release). Note that this is a full maturation in Madeira casks! Albeit a short one but young Kilchoman whisky is nothing to scoff at.