Launching worldwide next week, the 2009 Vintage eight year old limited edition is our oldest globally-available release to date.
Though the casks selected for the 2009 Vintage were mostly distilled in 2009, a number of 2008 casks were also selected to add further layers of maturation.
The specific casks, chosen by Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder, are mostly a combination of fresh and refill bourbon barrels though Anthony also selected three 2008 Oloroso sherry butts to add additional layers of rich cooked fruits to balance with the lighter citrus and vanilla of the bourbon barrels. All previous Vintage expressions have been matured exclusively in bourbon barrels.
Nose: lemon, citrus and butterscotch notes are prominent with soft peaty aromas in the background.
Palate: soft sweetness first and peat smoke and ripe fruit notes following.
Finish: long, clean and sweet with peat smoke and soft fruits at the end.
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director; “The evolution of Kilchoman single malt is well represented through our Vintage range. Now at eight years of maturation, the balance and depth of character coming through on both the nose and the palate is incredible. The oloroso sherry influence in the 2009 Vintage compared to the previous releases has given this whisky a different dimension with layered fruit and added sweet notes."
The 2009 Vintage is bottled at 46% ABV and will be available worldwide from the 4th of September. Contact your local whisky shop to reserve a bottle, this one is not to be missed! A limited number of bottles will also be available from the Kilchoman website from midday (GMT) on Monday the 4th of September priced at £67.50. Limited to one bottle per person.