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Kilchoman Sanaig

0.7l, 46%

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One of Islay’s smaller distilleries, you’ll find Kilchoman further inland than many of its fellow distilleries, rather than immediately on the shoreline. It’s also one of its younger distilleries, the first to be built on the island in 124 years when it was founded in 2005, in an old farmstead where the grain used in the whisky is also grown.

Unusually, Kilchoman malts its own barley, and matures and bottles its whisky on-site. This is Sanaig, named after an inlet on Islay’s dramatic Atlantic coast. Peated to 50PPM (parts per million) the single malt is a blend of both sherry and bourbon-matured whiskies, with a higher proportion of the former. It’s not a sherry bomb, however, with the casks adding a balanced dose of dried fruits and spices to gentle peat smoke, coastal elements, and sweet citrus notes. 

Flavour profile

Sweet

Fruity

Rich

Botanical/Floral

Delicate

Spicy

Wood/Rancio

Peat/Smoke

Nose

Singed heather, roasted coffee bean, plum skin, and earthy cinnamon, with spicy wood smoke.

Palate

Hoisin sauce, dark chocolate, juicy raisins, and oak char, with the peat smoke growing over time.

Finish

A dusting of baking spices, just a hint of peach, and gently coastal smoke now, with lasting red fruit sweetness.