STR Cask Matured£79.98SOLD OUT
STR Cask Matured
AVAILABLE FROM 12 NOON ON THE 8TH MAY (one bottle per person)
Shaved, Toasted and Re-charred Red Wine Casks – A creation of the late Dr Jim Swan, STR refers to a specific formula for the Shaving, Toasting and Re-Charring of Red Wine Hogsheads.
A total of 43 casks filled in 2012 were selected by Anthony Wills, Kilchoman’s Founder and Managing Director, bottled at a strength of 50% abv without chill-filtration or colouring.
“The STR cask balances influence from both the new and used oak to create a powerful combination of rich fruit, oak, spice and maritime peat smoke.” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD
The process of shaving, toasting and re-charring has had a huge influence on these casks and the flavours of the resulting single malt. We released a full maturation Red Wine Cask release in 2016 which took on lots of the big and bold wine flavours, however the STR cask provides a different approach. The shaving has reduced some of the bolder flavours on the surface of the oak, producing a more subtle red wine influence. Once shaved, the casks were then toasted and charred over a natural oak fire, fuelled exclusively using oak chips from used staves. These processes remove harsh tannins and undelivered flavours and break down unwanted chemical bonds such as lignin, cellulose’s and hemicellulose’s, replacing them with sugars, vanilla and spice notes.
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Loch Gorm – 2019 Edition£69.90SOLD OUT
Loch Gorm – 2019 Edition
Loch Gorm is our annually released sherry matured limited edition. The loch, murky and peaty in colour, reflects the dark coppery tone of the sherry matured Loch Gorm release, the only release in our range to be fully matured in sherry casks (from filling to bottling).
Over the years the Loch Gorm range of limited edition releases have been evolving, each new edition containing a different combination of casks.
This year Anthony has selected twenty oloroso sherry butts from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, meaning that for the first time Loch Gorm will contain 12 and 13-year-old casks.
“It has been fascinating to see first-hand how the character of our oloroso butts have developed. Recent editions of Loch Gorm have seen a coming-of-age for the range, the additional 12 and 13 year old casks add a fantastic balance and complexity.” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD
Anthony’s tasting notes: Layers of stewed plums, pears and tropical fruit have become more defined in the casks as they age, complimenting the bold spicy and rich character of early releases to create a beautiful marriage of Kilchoman and oloroso sherry cask maturation. I’m delighted with the 2019 release and look forward seeing how it’s received.”
*one bottle per person
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Machir Bay, our signature peated single malt, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both bourbon and sherry casks. Named after Islay’s most spectacular beach, the high proportion of bourbon barrels create a distinct balance of classic Islay character and fresh floral complexity.£45.00
Sanaig, named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic cost, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both sherry and bourbon barrels. This sherry cask scotch whisky is matured in a high proportion of oloroso barrels, imparting a balance of dried fruits, dark chocolate and rich peat smoke into the spirit.£52.80
Machir Bay Gift Pack£50.40SOLD OUT
Machir Bay Gift Pack
This pack contains a 70cl bottle of Machir Bay and two Kilchoman branded Glencairn tasting glasses. The perfect gift for Kilchoman fans.
Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. Machir Bay is a unique and complex combination of ex-bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry butts. There is a predominantly ex-bourbon influence on this release which is indicated in the cask influence graph on the front of the carton.
“Machir Bay has a beautiful balance of vanilla, smokey butterscotch and rich fruitiness each contributing in complexity and combining to create a truly unique Islay dram” Production Manager.
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20cl Gift Pack£43.50
20cl Gift Pack
A gift pack of two 20cl bottles of Machir Bay and Sanaig. These are part of the Kilchoman core range and show the two main types of cask maturation we use for our spirit, ex-oloroso sherry and ex-bourbon from Buffalo Trace.
Machir Bay is a predominantly ex-bourbon influence on this release which is indicated in the cask influence graph on the front of the carton.
Sanaig has a prodominantly Oloroso sherry cask influence. These aged oloroso casks contribute a drastically transformed depth of colour and character compared to the mostly Bourbon cask matured Machir Bay.£43.50
100% Islay – 8th Edition£73.50SOLD OUT
100% Islay – 8th Edition
Released in limited runs annually, the 100% Islay range is our only expression distilled solely from barley grown and malted here at the distillery, standing alone as Islay’s only Single Farm Single Malt, 100% Islay – from barley to bottle.
The 8th Edition is a vatting of 23 bourbon barrels and 7 oloroso sherry butts filled between 2008 and 2012, bottled at 50% ABV. A total of 12,000 bottles have been released worldwide.
The 8th Edition can trace its origins to the fertile soil of the Kilchoman barley fields. It was here that we harvested Optic barley between 2007 and 2011. Once harvested the barley was hand malted, peated and distilled before being matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. The combination of cask types allows for an elegant balance of rich spices, citrus sweetness and earthy peat smoke.
The key difference between this and previous batches of the 100% Islay is the addition of sherry cask maturation. The seven oloroso sherry casks included in the vatting give the whisky added depth and richness compared to the fresh fruits and vanilla of previous editions.
*one bottle per person
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Kilchoman’s New Spirit Bramble Liqueur is made from a high percentage of real brambles (blackberries) macerated with malt whisky, honey and Kilchoman New spirit. This creates a truly remarkable flavour with the peat smoke from the new spirit giving it an extra dimension. 19% ABV£18.90