Named after a famously dark and peaty loch overlooked by the distillery, Loch Gorm is a 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.
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”
ANTHONY WILLS, KILCHOMAN FOUNDER
Loch Gorm 2019 is a vatting of twenty oloroso sherry butts from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, the first edition to contain 12 and 13-year-old casks.
Dried fig, orange peel and sea salt with hints of bacon, oaky spice, cinnamon and citrus sweetness.
Stewed plums, morello cherries and dark chocolate with layers of salted caramel, herbaceous heather, honey and wet ashy peat smoke.
Cooked apples and pears with waves of all spice, dark chocolate and barbeque smoke.
PEAT LEVEL50 PARTS PER MILLION
LIMITED EDITION15,000 BOTTLES
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.