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Loch Gorm

Named after a famously dark and peaty loch overlooked by the distillery, Loch Gorm is sherry cask single malt matured exclusively in oloroso casks, extracting the rich spicy character of the European oak as it ages in our Islay warehouses.

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ISLAY'S BIGGEST FRESH WATER LOCH

Loch Gorm is Islay’s biggest freshwater loch with an abundance of wildlife and dark peat coloured waters. The Allt Gleann Osamail burn, from which we collect our production water, is one of the loch’s major tributaries.

“The Oloroso sherry maturation of Loch Gorm gives it a beautiful balance of big rich sherry flavours which pair very nicely with the peat smoke, soft fruits and typical sweetness of Kilchoman”

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ANTHONY WILLS, KILCHOMAN FOUNDER

Loch Gorm

Loch Gorm 2018 is a vatting of nineteen oloroso sherry butts filled in 2007, 2008 and 2011, bottled in Spring 2018

  • NOSE

    Orange peel, cloves, caramel and mixed spice with waves of fruit cake and citrus.

  • PALATE

    A beautiful balance of spicy richness, cooked fruits, chocolate with layers of brown sugar sweetness and earthy peat smoke

  • FINISH

    Mouth-filling peat smoke, lasting tropical sweetness, toffee and rich dried fruit.

Peat Citrus Richness Oak Spice
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    CASK TYPE

    SHERRY
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    PEAT LEVEL

    50 PARTS PER MILLION
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    LIMITED EDITION

    15,000 BOTTLES
OLOROSO

SHERRY CASKS

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.